26 September 2023

Bundaberg School upgrade opened

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A three-storey learning centre and refurbished facilities at Bundaberg State High School have been officially opened — in time for the school’s 110th birthday.

Minister for Education, Grace Grace said the learning centre included a new library and science classrooms, a renewed administration space for 30 teacher aides, five refurbished general learning areas, upgrades to the sports courts, and new bathrooms.

“The $12 million project was delivered through the Government’s Renewing Our Schools program which provides significant upgrades to some of Queensland’s oldest schools,” Ms Grace said.

“At 110 years, Bundaberg State High School definitely falls into that category — and new facilities are a great way to celebrate this impressive milestone.”

School Principal, Christopher Gill said the projects had enabled the school to expand curriculum offerings and create more opportunities for students.

“To have a new multi-storey learning centre in a school more than a century old has transformed teaching and learning in a significant way,” Mr Gill said.

“It means we are delivering a science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) advanced manufacturing program in world-class facilities.”

Member for Bundaberg, Tom Smith, said the infrastructure investment also supported the broader Bundaberg community in addition to benefiting local young people.

“The STEM advanced manufacturing program meets the future needs of local industries while creating genuine career pathways for students,” Mr Smith said.

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