IN IT TOGETHER: Principal Veronica Kostaschuk, Sue Anderson and Chris Lamb declare the new St George School building open.
IN IT TOGETHER: Principal Veronica Kostaschuk, Sue Anderson and Chris Lamb declare the new St George School building open. Ruth Beeson

Upgrades improve learning hub

ST GEORGE State School celebrated the opening of a newly renovated state-of-the-art building at a ceremony on Friday.

Principal Veronica Kostaschuk said the project was implemented after a review by the school improvement unit recommended facilities' upgrades to enhance learning for all the school students.

"This will greatly benefit students,” Ms Kostaschuk said. "The previous classrooms were open and noisy which impacted heavily on our students' learning outcomes.

"The refurbished classrooms are quieter and more conducive to focused learning and will be a great support for students with hearing difficulties. "The classrooms also now have new windows with reduced glare, new furniture, storage to reduce clutter and computer benches.

"The school contributed $33,000 for new interactive touch screens in each of the classrooms with laptop connectivity.” Education Minister Grace Grace said the State Government was pleased to deliver the $950,000 renovation for the school.

"The Palaszczuk Government is committed to providing high-quality facilities to support students across Queensland, including here in the Darling Downs South West Region,” Ms Grace said.

"These works were focused on upgrading the block containing six classrooms, as well as providing spaces for small group work and incorporating state-of-the-art technology.”

Ms Grace said the renovations had been specially designed to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for all students at the school.

"As well as having a sound-field application system, this block now has hearing augmentation, acoustic flooring and ceilings and new airconditioning to replace the older models,” she said.

"The renovation is a much-welcomed addition.”


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