New School Facilities in the Spotlight
Lee Street State Special School and Caboolture State High School celebrated the official opening of their latest facilities on 28 April, 2023.
The $24.4 million project, which was completed by Badge Constructions Pty Ltd, included the development of two two-storey buildings and a multi-purpose hall shared by both schools.
“Good education is the foundation of every great community, and these new facilities mean students at both Lee Street and Caboolture State High have even better opportunities to become outstanding members of our local community.”
The Stage 2 facilities delivered two learning centres with 20 new learning areas, several collaboration and practical skills spaces, as well as therapy and sensory rooms. The multi-purpose hall, located on the Caboolture State High School campus, features a stage and large performance space, multi-purpose sports courts, dance studios, a gym, kiosk, amenities, and a music therapy room.
Education Minister Grace Grace, who was represented by the Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan, praised the project's collaborative approach. "This project is a fantastic example of how collaboration and cooperation between schools can benefit two school communities," she said.
"Good education is the foundation of every great community, and these new facilities mean students at both Lee Street and Caboolture State High have even better opportunities to become outstanding members of our local community," said State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan as he praised the project's impact on the local community.
The project supported an average of 26 jobs during the 2019-20 financial year and an average of 14 jobs across the three years from 2021-21 to 2022-23. The facilities have doubled the capacity of Lee Street State Special School and provided a shared space for both schools' students and communities.
"These buildings make a huge difference to the learning opportunities we can offer our students. Having the hall as a shared facility builds on our already strong and supportive bonds with our neighbour Caboolture State High School and its student body." said Lee Street State Special School Principal Aaron Morgan, expressing his excitement about the new facilities.
Caboolture State High School Principal Fiona Free added that the inclusive culture of the school is further strengthened by the shared facilities.
"We encourage positive supportive interactions between our students and the students of Lee Street State Special School, and the shared hall will only help foster this relationship," she said.
The Queensland Government's continued investment in providing quality education facilities and supporting jobs is part of their focus on good jobs, better services, and a great lifestyle for Queenslanders. The new facilities at Lee Street State Special School and Caboolture State High School are a testament to this commitment.