$600k for high school
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.