New Eagle Junction State School Early Years Precinct Officially Opened

Eagle Junction State School Early Years Precinct Now Open

The new Eagle Junction State School Early Years Precinct is officially open. Nearly $9 million has been poured into the 127-year-old state school for ten new classrooms, an astro-turfed play area, and a new playground.

The newly opened early years’ precinct for Eagle Junction State School features a learning centre, artificial turf area and playground. Present at the ceremony held last 16 November 2022 were Education Minister Grace Grace, Principal Adam Mathewson and P&C President Jo Senz.






“These state-of-the-art facilities are giving Eagle Junction’s Prep and Year 1 students the best possible start to their state school education,” Ms Grace said.

The new Early Years Precinct contains ten new classrooms including five specially designed for Preppies, a new staff planning and resource preparation area, two practical outdoor learning areas, student and staff amenities and an accessible covered walkway to serve as the precinct’s link to the rest of the school. There is also an artificial turf area and playground with climbing equipment, slides and a sandpit.

“This development supported 20 good jobs over the life of the project, with 11 apprentices working on site throughout construction learning trades that will set them up for life.”

Eagle Junction State School Principal Adam Mathewson welcomed the opening of the new precinct which supports the school’s “visible” learning educational approach. 

(L-R) Principal Adam Mathewson, Education Minister Grace Grace, School Vice-captains Jessica Sanfilippo and Oliver Senz, School Captains Elodie Whitaker and Finn Latimer, P&C President Jo Senz
(L-R) Principal Adam Mathewson, Education Minister Grace Grace, School Vice-captains Jessica Sanfilippo and Oliver Senz, School Captains Elodie Whitaker and Finn Latimer, P&C President Jo Senz | Photo credit:  Facebook / Grace Grace MP

“We want students to know how to learn, not just what to learn. At EJ, we encourage students to actively participate in their learning and the new early learning precinct offers modern, new and flexible facilities to do just that,” Mr Mathewson said.

“We are purposeful in encouraging collaboration where students not only teach themselves, but learn alongside their peers and have the opportunity to compare their work with visible examples which help them identify ways in which to learn and grow.

“Our students can articulate their learning journey, how they are going with their learning, and what steps they need to take next, to achieve their learning goals.”



Opened in 1895, Eagle Junction State School caters to students from the preparatory year to year 6. The current population stands at over 900 students.