SENATOR John Hogg attended the official opening of Cooloola Christian College’s new multi-purpose hall on Saturday.
College principal Leanne McClintock said it was a successful afternoon that saw those attending give thanks to God for the many blessings that the new facilities has given them as well as appreciation for the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution funding that made the project possible.
The new hall worth some $3 million means for the first time the whole school – both primary and secondary – can meet together under cover.
And multi-purpose is the operative word, with the building including music and drama facilities, stage area, basketball court, climbing wall and abseiling area.
Senator Hogg congratulated the College and spoke of the hall’s benefit to both the school and the local community.
“It has been fantastic to see local principals, parents and tradespeople working together to deliver these important projects,” Senator Hogg said.
“Now that they are completed, teachers and students in our local schools will be teaching and learning in the 21st century facilities that they so richly deserve.”
It was particularly pleasing to him that much of the work was performed by Gympie region contractors.
“It is tremendous to be here today to celebrate the opening of this multi-purpose hall and to witness first hand, the impact this has had on this school and the broader community.
“I am also delighted to announce that this particular project has employed many local contractors.” he said.