Redlands students are set to benefit from the State Budget commitment to build additional classrooms to support a new era in Queensland’s education from 2020.
Alexandra Hills State High $4.2 million will see spent on a new two storey secondary learning centre, housing additional classroom.
Cleveland District State High will see a new three storey secondary learning centre built.
Education Minister Grace Grace says the Government’s $250 million infrastructure investment would support an anticipated 17,000 additional students across the state.
“This funding is a major boost and it will mean more than $470 million has been invested by this Government over the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 to increase the capacity of our state secondary schools.”
“As you may remember, Queensland’s first intake of preppies were those whose birthdays were in the first half of the calendar year – meaning theirs has always been a much smaller cohort of students, known as the ‘half cohort’.
“Our next educational reform came in 2015, when we moved Year 7 into high school and established six years of secondary education, which was also supported with significant infrastructure investment.
“However, our smaller ‘half cohort’ has been in high school since 2015 too – meaning we have never had the full complement of students across all six-year levels in our secondary schools.”
Ms Grace says until now and through to 2020, our high schools had been cushioned against the impact of having six full year levels of students.
“With the original prep students set to graduate from high school at the end of 2019, we will have – for the very first time – six full year levels of students in Queensland secondary schools from 2020.”