Thursday, April 18, 2024

Kicking education goals in Queensland

The Palmview State Secondary College has been officially opened this week by Queensland Education Minister, Grace Grace.

Ms Grace was joined by State Member for Nicklin, Rob Skelton on the Sunshine Coast today to mark the opening of Stage 1 of the $109 million project.

“Today is an historic day for Palmview, as we officially open another brand-new school for Queensland – Palmview State Secondary College,” said Minister Grace.

“The new College will help cater for future enrolments in the fast-growing Sunshine Coast area and its facilities feature environmentally friendly and inclusive design.”

Opening its doors on day one of the 2023 school year, Palmview has 142 Year 7 and 8 students enrolled.

Featuring a dedicated science centre, brand-new administration centre, a junior learning centre and a multi-purpose sports hall, the new school also includes a hospitality and food services centre.

Located on the same site as Palmview’s State Primary and State Special Schools, the three schools will form the ‘Palmview Learning Community’ and share the same logo (different colours) and same values.

Delivered by the FKG Group, the build created almost 200 jobs across the four years of construction and has an expected build capacity of 1,500 Year 7 to 12 students at the completion of all stages.

The Minister was also on hand this week to open a new $12 million learning centre at Victoria Point State High School, joining Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at the event (pictured).

The state-of-the-art building features robotics rooms along with a hospitality kitchen and a new staff work room.

While on the Sunshine Coast, Minister Grace also turned the sod on a new $13 million hall at Noosa District State High School’s Pomona Campus.

The state-of-the-art hall will include a performance stage, a dedicated space for kinesiology studies and a kitchen which can function as a kiosk.

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