Special education program expands at Caboolture State High

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Special education program expands at Caboolture State High

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan has announced the successful contractor chosen to build two new special education buildings at Caboolture State High School.

Mr Ryan said the $2 million project would increase capacity at the school – a win for students and staff.

“I’m pleased to announce Fleetwood has won the contract to deliver these new facilities which will create a diverse learning hub for students at Caboolture State High,” Mr Ryan said.

“Six local jobs will be supported through construction which is great news for the Caboolture economy.

“The two new buildings will include four classrooms, which will be used by secondary students with a range of special needs to participate fully in the general curriculum.

“It’s pleasing to know the new resources in these spaces will also be beneficial for students studying vocational subjects.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to providing the infrastructure needed to support all students across Queensland.”

Construction will start during these school holidays (term 3), with a hopeful finish time of the start of Term 4, 2019.

Caboolture State High School Principal Fiona Free said the whole school would benefit from the extra facilities.

“These state-of-the-art facilities, fitted with modern furnishings and technology, will be used to help prepare our students for pathways to further study and work, including via vocational education and training,” Ms Free said.

“For example, with the Caboolture Hospital located nearby, there is great potential for some of our students to eventually work in the health sector, based on the skills they are being taught here at school.”

Mr Ryan said the special education buildings would complement the other facilities being built at Caboolture State High.

“The 2019-20 State Budget featured a fantastic boost for this school, with $7.5 million invested in the continuation of the new learning centre that’s already underway, an admin extension and school enhancement works,” he said.

“We’re spending a record $1.464 billion in state school education infrastructure in Queensland, supporting estimated 4245 full-time jobs through the delivery of projects.”

For more information on Caboolture State High School, visit www.cabooltureshs.eq.edu.au