$2.8 million to local Mudgeeraba schools to welcome Year 7 in 2015

Mudgeeraba Year 7 students will have new and upgraded facilities waiting for them as they enter high school in 2015, as a part of the Government’s strong plan to revitalise frontline services.

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said local high schools had been working closely with primary schools to help students and their parents to transition smoothly to high school.

“Local schools like St Michael’s College, Robina State High School and Mudgeeraba Special School are ready and excited to welcome students and new teachers into the school community next year,” Ms Bates said.

“The students will benefit from facilities that have been specifically designed to create an inspiring and engaging learning environment.

“It’s the perfect environment to make new friends, learn new subjects and explore new skills to help shape lifelong learning.”

St Michael’s College principal Michael Laidler said St Michael’s College would be well equipped to cater for Year 7 students from 2015.

“St Michael’s has spent the past 18 months preparing for the introduction of Year 7 to secondary and the College is excited and fully ready for the students in January 2015,” Mr Laidler said.

“The new buildings provided as part of Flying Start funding will compliment and support the pedagogical practices that are required for the education of contemporary young adolescent minds.”

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the Queensland Government had invested up to $640 million in the Flying Start education reforms which take in the move of Year 7 to high school.

“This includes up to $328 million to ensure state secondary schools have the appropriate classrooms and facilities to accommodate Year 7 students in 2015,” Mr Langbroek said.

“Our education focus is entirely on the needs of the children and we will continue to work hard to improve their opportunities and outcomes.”

In addition to welcoming Year 7 to high school for the first time, state secondary schools in Mudgeeraba will have finalised preparations to fully implement their junior secondary models. This phase of education focuses specifically on the distinct identity, student wellbeing, and leadership needs of students in Years 7 to 9, while providing a strong and consistent transition between primary and secondary school.

For more information about the Flying Start reforms – which take in the move of Year 7 to high school – visit www.flyingstart.qld.gov.au

Mudgeeraba Special School Mudgeeraba Special School 43,326
State High School Robina State High School 553,150
State School Clover Hill SS 2,308
State School Gilston SS 2,308
State School Merrimac SS 2,308
State School Mudgeeraba Creek SS 2,308
State School Mudgeeraba SS 2,308
State School Numinbah Valley SS 2,308
State School Springbrook SS 2,308
Non-State School St Michael’s College (Carrara) 2,201,621
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