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Centenary Heights
ToowoombaQueensland
Centenary Heights is located in Queensland
Centenary Heights
Centenary Heights
Coordinates 27°35′10″S 151°57′43″E / 27.5861°S 151.9619°E / -27.5861; 151.9619Coordinates: 27°35′10″S 151°57′43″E / 27.5861°S 151.9619°E / -27.5861; 151.9619
Population 6,063 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,960/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 4 km (2 mi) SSE of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba South
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Centenary Heights:
South Toowoomba South Toowoomba Rangeville
Kearneys Spring Centenary Heights Rangeville
Kearneys Spring Middle Ridge Middle Ridge

Centenary Heights is a residential locality in Toowoomba within the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Centenary Heights had a population of 6,063 people.

History

Previously part of Middle Ridge, the area was named Centenary Heights in 1960 in honour of the separation of Queensland from New South Wales in 1859.

Recreation

The suburb has two parks: Emmerson Park, which includes two separate play areas, a barbecue, and a significant planting of mature trees; and Horners Reserve, which includes one small park and a large town water storage reserve.

Education

Gabbinbar State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 189 Stenner Street (27°35′45″S 151°58′09″E / 27.5959°S 151.9692°E / -27.5959; 151.9692 (Gabbinbar State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 386 students with 36 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 16 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Centenary Heights State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 60 Ramsay Street (27°34′46″S 151°57′49″E / 27.5794°S 151.9637°E / -27.5794; 151.9637 (Centenary Heights State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,625 students with 131 teachers (123 full-time equivalent) and 59 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Toowoomba Positive Learning Centre is a specific purpose secondary (7-12) school at 58 Ramsay Street (27°34′44″S 151°57′51″E / 27.5789°S 151.9642°E / -27.5789; 151.9642 (Toowoomba Positive Learning Centre)).

St Thomas More's Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 152 South Street (27°34′48″S 151°57′43″E / 27.5801°S 151.9620°E / -27.5801; 151.9620 (St Thomas More's Primary School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 396 students with 25 teachers (22 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).

Martin Luther Primary School is a private primary (Prep-6) campus of Concordia Lutheran College for boys and girls at 402 Hume Street (27°35′29″S 151°57′16″E / 27.5915°S 151.9544°E / -27.5915; 151.9544 (Concordia Lutheran College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 644 students with 68 teachers (48 full-time equivalent) and 75 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).

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