Halls Head Community College to get $16million 

STUDENT numbers at Halls Head Community College are expected to morethan double following a $16million expansion funded in this year’s State Budget.
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Plans are to construct more buildings, including a dedicatedscience building with laboratories and a renovated gymnasium.

Education Department executive director of infrastructureJohn Fischer said the upgrades would bring the capacity ofthe school to1400 students, up from a current 675.

“Of this figure, $16million will be spentthisfinancial yearon stage two [of the development] to provide specialistfacilities and general learning areas for students in Years 11 and 12.”

An eight-room classroom block will also be constructed tocater for year seven students entering into secondary schools in 2015.

The project is due to go to tender this month with constructiontobegin in mid October.

The Year 7 component will be completed for the start of the2015 school year and the remaining senior school works completed during 2015.

Lakelands will also receive a further $6million in thebudget for a new primary school, due to open in 2015 to cater for the growingpopulation and to relieve overcrowding at other schools in the area.

“Stage one of the development, a kindergarten/pre-primaryarea, will begin as soon as possible with the intent of opening at the start ofnext year,” Mr Templeman said.

“This is excellent news, it will probably take 150 or morestudents away from Meadow Springs.

“The number of families with small children in Lakelands isremarkable and this will mean their children can start at the new schoolstraight away.”

Mr Templeman said the school would then be completed forchildren up to year six to open in the start of 2015.

“The school is being built to meet the needs of the area’sgrowing population and will feature air-cooling, interactive whiteboards andstate-of-the-art technology,” he said.

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