10-year plan ready to break ground at school

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

CON­STRUC­TION will soon be un­der way at Ma­reeba State School with six new class­rooms and new fa­cil­i­ties.

With about 870 stu­dents the school has been steadily grow­ing in re­cent years and is in need of some vi­tal up­grades.

With the school cur­rently only ac­cept­ing stu­dents from the Ma­reeba area, there is a big need for new fa­cil­i­ties to con­tinue to ex­pand the school.

Ma­reeba State School prin­ci­pal Mandy Why­bird said she was ex­cited to be break­ing ground on the new fa­cil­i­ties in the next cou­ple of months.

The project is ex­pected to go for about eight months and will be com­pleted by mid-year 2018.

The suc­cess­ful ten­der will be ann­nounced shortly.

Mrs Why­bird said the new build­ings would go up near the cur­rent sports hall.

In ad­di­tion to the six new class­rooms, they will also be build­ing spe­cial­ist rooms, s play­ground and a new toi­let fa­cil­i­ties.

“We have a master plan which ex­pands 10 years to add im­prove­ments to the school,” she said.

“In the fu­ture we will see im­prove­ments to other class­rooms and fa­cil­i­ties as well.

“While the build­ing is be­ing pro­gressed we will have to use tem­po­rary class­rooms to fa­cil­i­tate classes.”

Mrs Why­bird said the new class­rooms would have all mod­ern learn­ing tools, in­clude sound sys­tems, and will cater for early learn­ing.

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