10-year plan ready to break ground at school
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.