$600k for high school

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MEM­BER for Cook Ja­son O’brien yes­ter­day an­nounced $600,000 in fund­ing for Moss­man State High School to re­ceive two new sci­ence lab­o­ra­to­ries.

As part of a five-year $850 mil­lion State Schools of To­mor­row pro­gram, the new build­ings will help meet de­mand when Year 7 is moved to high school from pri­mary school.

Mr O’brien said the move is ben­e­fi­cial for the 90 stu­dents ex­pected to tran­si­tion into Year 7 at the high school by 2015.

“I am pleased that this fund­ing has been se­cured for a great lo­cal school and the new labs mean the school will be well equipped for the shift of Year 7 into high school,” he said.

Prin­ci­pal Deb­o­rah Kachel said more build­ings will be needed to meet the num­ber of ex­tra stu­dents, with 120 ex­pected in 2016.

“Some schools do have the fa­cil­i­ties for the kids but we don’t, we need to build it and now we are in the plan­ning stage for the rooms,” she said.

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