Member for Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates MP has praised staff at Robina State High School for their proactive approach to securing the safety of students.

Following recent reports of security concerns arising from Robina Hospital, Ms Bates has backed her local school as working hard in tough circumstances.

“I have been working alongside Principal Julie Warwick and her team at Robina State High School for a number of months to secure student safety, and without a doubt, their dedication to the school community is unquestionable,” said Ms Bates.

“After I took action on behalf of the administration team and the P&C Association, security fencing will be installed around the school’s perimeter in November, and I thank Education Minister Kate Jones for her prompt action in delivering this initiative.

“After further discussions with the school community, I have also written to the Minister requesting sensor alarms, staged lighting, sound triggers, CCTV cameras and boom gates to enhance security at the school.”

Ms Bates said the safety issues surrounding the Mental Health Unit and drug users from Robina Hospital affect the wider precinct of Robina Town Centre and Robina Train Station, not just Robina State High School.

“It is very unfortunate that Robina State High School has been caught up in incidents arising from Robina Hospital, but I can assure the community that they are doing everything they can to keep students safe,” she said.

“Robina State High School continues to provide very strong outcomes for students and is well supported by the communit

“I would personally not hesitate to recommend Robina State High School to my constituents.”