Queensland High Schools to get $250 million budget
By Chris Gill on 27 June 2018
To build additional classrooms needed for a new era of education in Queensland from 2020, the Palaszczuk Government will commit $250 million over two years in the State Budget.
The $250 million investment will deliver more classrooms and learning centres to provide the best possible environment for learning and ensure schools can accommodate the 17,000 high school students expected from 2020 and into the future.
The ‘2020 Ready’ program which started more than a decade ago signals the next phase of Queensland’s major education reforms.
Among the 60 state secondary schools to benefit from this significant infrastructure environment is Ferry Grove SHS. The school will receive a STEM learning area, four science labs, and a new three-storey learning centre with 14 extra classrooms.
Moreover, schools which have already received new infrastructure under this program are Coolum State High School, Dalby State High School, Flagstone State High School, Gladstone State High School, Harristown State High School, Highfields State Secondary College, Mansfield State High School, Mountain Creek State High School, Murrumba State Secondary College and Southport State High School.