Student Captains Aiden, William, Nash, Kayla, Jess, and Peyton with Steve Minnikin (Member for Chatsworth). Photo: Supplied.
FROM GUMDALE STATE SCHOOL
A $7.7 million learning centre has been officially opened at Gumdale State School.
Minister for Education Grace Grace said it’s an important addition to a school in a fast-growing area.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to creating good jobs and providing better services to
enhance our great Queensland lifestyle, and building new facilities for existing schools is integral to that,” Ms Grace said.
“The new Learning Centre is a world-class facility that includes eight classrooms, two outdoor learning areas, staff amenities and disabled access including a lift.
“The school currently has almost 1100 students, and this development means the school will have the room it needs for future growth.
“It’s a significant development not just for the school but for the local community.
“It’s a fantastic, modern new building that will serve the school well into the future and help it deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities for its students.”
Minister Grace was represented at the opening event by Member for Mansfield, Corrine McMillan.
“Gumdale State School has come a long way since it opened in 1935 as Grassdale State School with just two rooms and 32 students,” Ms McMillan said.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to providing quality education facilities in growing communities and creating jobs as part of Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan.
“We are spending nearly $2 billion on education infrastructure in this financial year alone to ensure Queensland state school students are learning in state-of-the-art facilities.”
Gumdale State School Principal Phil Savill also welcomed the opportunity to celebrate the new building.
“Our new Learning Centre complements our innovative and future orientated learning programs,”
Mr Savill said.
“The learning environment enhances the teacher’s ability to focus on each student so they are able to achieve to their potential.
“The new building houses six Year 4 classes and specialist teachers utilise the other two rooms, which means every student in the school can experience the new facility.”