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

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.

Albany Creek State High to Build New Single Storey Secondary Learning Centre for 2020 Ready Program

Albany Creek State High is one of the Moreton Bay schools that will benefit from the 2020 Ready program that will help build additional classrooms to support a new era in Queensland’s education from 2020.

The government will commit $250 million over two years in the State Budget for the 2020 Ready funding boost that will support more than 60 Queensland high schools.

Police Minister and Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said the government funding would support four Moreton Bay schools to accommodate the first full complement of secondary students in Year 7 to 12.

Photo credit: Facebook/Albany Creek State High School

“Albany Creek State High will also see a new single storey secondary learning centre built at a cost of $4.2 million while Bribie Island High will receive a new $10.3 million two storey building housing additional classrooms,” Mr Ryan said.

“In 2020, for the very first time in Queensland’s history, our high schools will have a full complement of students across all six year levels.”

According to Education Minister Grace Grace, the government’s $250 million infrastructure investment is set to support an anticipated 17,000 additional students across the state.

Other schools in the Moreton Bay Region that will benefit from the 2020 Ready program include Caboolture State High, Bribie Island High, and North Lakes State College.