THERE was cause for celebration at two schools yesterday when Senator John Hogg officially opened new facilities at One Mile State School and Gympie Central State School.
Because of its size, One Mile State School received $3.2 million under the National School Pride and Primary Schools for the 21st Century elements of Building the Education Revolution.
The result has transformed the school, creating modern and spacious learning areas, including a multi-purpose building, science centre and library.
Principal Janelle Reid said it was wonderful to see students so excited about learning.
The new library, with its environmentally friendly design, features a high ceiling, skylights, ceiling fans and louvres, allowing for passive cooling.
“It’s new, it’s fresh and the students are really respectful of it and know how lucky we are to have it,” Mrs Reid said.
Gympie Central State School received $2,125,000 enabling them to build a multi-purpose building and library.
Senator Hogg congratulated both schools on their new facilities and he was, in turn, thanked by school representatives for such a generous gift.
Senator Hogg said it was always a pleasure to see the completed projects. “Something that is tangible and useful everywhere I go.”
He said it was always tremendous to witness first-hand the impact the school modernisation program has has on Queensland schools and its flow-on to the broader community.