The safety of staff, students and facilities at Robina State High School has been secured after the school confirmed security fencing would be installed around the school’s perimeter following a series of incidents involving vandalism and trespassing.
Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said she had worked with the school community to deliver the security fencing following major vandalism at the school last month which damaged five buildings and caused over $280,000 in damage.
Ms Bates said she was pleased she had delivered a positive outcome after urgently writing to the Education Minister following the incident to request the fencing be installed as soon as possible.
“I was deeply concerned when I heard about the shocking vandalism which occurred at Robina State High School just a few weeks ago,” said Ms Bates.
“Robina State High School is particularly susceptible to instances of trespassing and vandalism due to its visibility and close proximity to Robina train station, Robina Hospital, Skilled Park Stadium and Robina Town Centre.”
Ms Bates said she and Member for Mermaid Beach Ray Stevens had urged the Education Minister to implement the security upgrade in a series of letters since early May.
“I am pleased to have been able to deliver this much needed security upgrade to secure the safety of the school community, and I am sure the staff and students of Robina State High School will feel much safer as they go to school each day,” she said.
“I understand measurement has already occurred and a quote has been sought from a contractor for the work to begin in the near future.”
Robina State High School parent Larissa Collins said she was thankful a solution could be found and implemented so quickly.
“Two of my children go to Robina State High School and the school community has been devastated by recent vandalism and trespassing,” said Ms Collins.
“The safety of my children and their learning environment is very important to me, and we are very pleased this security fencing will be installed as soon as possible.”