Queensland Minister for Education Grace Grace
Wilsonton State High Welcomes New Hall
Victor P Taffa
Education Minister Grace Grace has today officially opened Wilsonton State High School’s new $6.3 Million hall.
Minister Grace said the opening of the hall, handed over to the school by builder Wiley & Co in February this year, was already being credited with transforming the school culture.
“Wilsonton State High School has never had a hall before, and assemblies and other events have been held in an undercover area.” Minister Grace said.
“Now the school’s graduation ceremony and many other school events can be held in a proper hall.”
“It’s already been utilised by the school community, with Wilsonton’s first ever school musical held at the hall in May.” Minister Grace said.
Minister Grace said the hall incorporated:
- Amenities and change rooms,
- Kitchen facilities,
- Kinesiology room,
- Multi-purpose sports court,
- Stage area which can be closed off for use while the court is in action,
- Storage rooms,
- Staff room.
“Palaszczuk Government is delighted to have been able to deliver this project under the $200 Million Advancing Queensland Schools (AQS) program.” Minister Grace said.
“It’s part of our shared commitment to delivering quality education for all young Queenslanders. Palaszczuk Government is committed to providing world-class facilities for all students.” Minister Grace said.
Wilsonton State High School Principal Marcus Jones said the hall was proving a huge asset to the school.
“Difference this has made to the whole culture of the school just can’t be overstated.” Principal Jones said.
“Already this auditorium has increased the opportunities on offer for students.”
“Wilsonton State High School now has the facilities to complement the great teaching and learning that occurs here each and every day.” Principal Jones said.