Mount Gravatt State High to Build New Classrooms to be 2020 Ready

Photo credit: Queensland Department of Education

A new two-storey secondary learning centre with additional classrooms will be built at Mount Gravatt State High School as part of the ‘2020 Ready’ program of the State Government.

The Queensland Government is allocating $250 million for the 2020 Ready initiative, which it says will allow schools across the state to accommodate students joining high school in 2020 and beyond.

Joe Kelly, MP for Greenslopes, said that the funding would bring world-class education to students in the future.

“Our Government’s $250 million boost will ensure schools across Queensland can accommodate the additional students expected in our high schools in 2020 and into the future,” Mr Kelly said.

Education Minister Grace Grace said the program is intended to prepare the schools for the expected 17,000 new students in 2020.

The minister explained that from the present time until 2020, the state’s secondary schools are still cushioned from the impact of having six full year levels of students. However, the situation is set to change come 2020.

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“With the original prep students set to graduate from high school at the end of 2019, we will have – for the very first time – six full year levels of students in Queensland secondary schools from 2020,” the minister said.

“This new $250 million investment for additional classrooms will prepare those schools identified as requiring additional capacity for the additional students expected in 2020.”