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Space for 600+ students: New $74 million Brighton High School set to open in 2025

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Construction of the new Brighton High School in late April 2024. Image / Pulse

Construction of the new Brighton High School is going full steam ahead as the $74 million facility gears up to open its doors in 2025.

The school is one of three being built across the state at the request of the State Government, including in growing regions Legana and Sorell.


Premier Jeremy Rockliff and Education Minister Jo Palmer toured the construction site with newly appointed school principal Megan Bennell on Tuesday, ahead of enrolments opening in the coming months.

“There has been a lot of work happening in the background to prepare for students in 2025, with the Brighton community involved throughout the process to ensure they help shape the school,” Palmer said.

The Brighton High School Master Plan. Image / Supplied

“Developing the school identity has been a really important task and it is wonderful the community has been able to have a say on the school uniform colours and logo.”

The school is being built by Tasmanian construction company Fairbrother and will feature a multi-purpose hall, performing arts space, gymnasium and an outdoor learning street.

Brighton High School Principal Megan Bennell. Image / Pulse

It will also include a recording studio, science labs and acoustically treated learning areas for a ‘de-stressed’ environment.

The new facility will have space for up to 600 students across Years 7-12.


Principal Megan Bennell says the school will have a catchment area that spans a significant portion of the Brighton and Southern Midlands municipality.

Intake areas will include students from feeder primary schools in Brighton, Bagdad and Kempton.

In late-March, Pulse revealed a new 109-lot development spearheaded by Homes Tasmania is planned to be built alongside the new school.


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