The construction of a new Senior Learning Building at the Centenary State High School in Jindalee is almost finished. Soon, this school community will be ready to accept more students as part of the State Government’s 2020 Ready Program.
Situated near the Visual Arts Centre and the tennis courts, the expansion consists of a multi-storey, state of the art technology learning facility with a covered link connecting to the other buildings. This site is going to be an innovative learning space for different subjects of interest to the students.
Queensland’s 2020 Ready Program
Centenary State High School is one of 61 schools across Queensland to receive part of the $250 million funding to deliver more classrooms and better educational infrastructure for 2020.
“Our kids are our future and, as a Government, one of the most important things we can do is give Queensland students a world-class education,” Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad stated when the funding was initially announced in 2018.
“Queensland is a fast-growing State and this investment is about planning for the future.”
New Air Conditioning Units for 2020
In line with the expansion and improvements, Centenary State High School is also one of 300 schools in Queensland to receive funds for air conditioning that will provide for cooler and comfortable classrooms, libraries or staff rooms. The units will be set and ready for the start of the school term in January 2020.
“The majority of Centenary State High School is already air-conditioned thanks to the great work of the P&C and school community. However, there’s still around 14 classrooms that are not. These will be covered as part of our announcement,” Minister for Education MP Grace Grace relayed to concerned parents, teachers and students.