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History

Our school started to be built in April 2009. A Principal, Gwen Sands, was appointed to establish the school on 13 July 2009. An Interim P&C was established in August 2009 and the school received Ministerial approval of its name on 29 September 2009. Parents, friends and community members voted for the school’s name through a wide consultation process involving the whole community. This name is significant in terms of the school’s geographical location. The community have had input into many areas of development of the school which lends a special Peregian flavour to the school.

Peregian Springs State School opened for learning on Wednesday, 27 January 2010. 265 students attended the school on the first day. The school was officially opened by the Minister for Education and Training, Geoff Wilson on Friday, 12 February 2010. The whole community came together to celebrate this event.

The school doubled in size in the first two years with 500 students enrolled by the end of 2011. During 2011 Stage 2 of the building program was completed giving the school another 8 classrooms and a science and technology classroom.

In 2017 the school now includes a state of the art Indoor Sports centre, outdoor courts and additional classrooms, common areas and playgrounds to accommodate more than 1000 students.

Local area

The first visitors to the Peregian Springs area were the Gubbi Gubbi people who lived off the abundant riches provided by the surrounding river systems. The Gubbi Gubbi was a matrilineal society with the woman’s name being given to the land and the tribe.

The first permanent white settlers arrived in the area around 1870. The early wealth in the area was created by timber and milling with a regular paddle steamer the Culgoa making three trips a fortnight from Noosa to Brisbane to deliver timber. It was wrecked on the Noosa Bar on 13 May 1891.