$6M Learning Centre at Albany Creek State High Now Underway

Education Minister Grace Grace with the students of Albany Creek State High School Photo credit: qld.gov.au

Flexible and modern learning spaces await the students of Albany Creek State High School now that the construction for the $6-million centre has commenced.

The new building will have four general learning areas, two flexible learning spaces, a robotics lab, two covered outdoor collaborative learning spaces, a development area and amenities, as well as associated storage, data and prep rooms.

Apart from facilities for the students, it will also cater for the school’s growing teacher population, as there will be inclusion of new offices and a staff room equipped with a kitchen.

“The entire school community is looking forward to this new multi-purpose building, which will support our students to pursue their passions in mathematics, science, robotics, and the creative arts,” Albany Creek State High School Principal Janelle Amos said.

Principal Amos added that the new learning centre was designed to be responsive to the changing learning needs of students and flexible teaching practices.

Works for the new building is due for completion in November and will be ready for use in 2020. Students have been fully briefed in relation to movement around the site to ensure their safety.

Education Minister Grace Grace, who turned the ceremonial first sod on the site of the centre on 20 February 2019, believes  the new learning centre is an important investment in the future of this growing school.

The project will be delivered as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s 2020 Ready program. The program aims to deliver the infrastructure needed to manage the increased student population in high schools resulting from the introduction of Prep in 2007.

“The Palaszczuk Government is proud to be investing in local school infrastructure in our state schools to support teaching and learning. We recognise the importance of this work to create productive and stimulating learning environments while supporting jobs and the local economy,” Ms Grace said.