Kelvin Grove State College Gets Ready For More Students In 2020, To Spend $3M For Additional Building

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Kelvin Grove State College (KGSC) will receive $3 million in funding from the State Government as part of the 2020 Ready Program, which will see the school deliver additional classrooms to accommodate new students in 2020 and beyond.

The State Government has committed to $250 million for its 2020 Ready Program, which will support more than 60 high schools across the state.

Education Minister Grace Grace said that the Palaszczuk Government is happy to bring much-needed infrastructure to bring world-class education to Kelvin Grove State College students.

Next Phase of Education Reform

Minister Grace said that the 2020 Ready program will ensure that the state schools are prepared for the future.

“The ‘2020 Ready’ program signals the next phase of Queensland’s major education reforms, which started more than a decade ago,” Minister Grace said.

“In 2007, the State Labor Government gave Queensland children a flying start with the introduction of prep, which we supported with additional, specialist classrooms for preppies.

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“As you may remember, Queensland’s first intake of preppies were those whose birthdays were in the first half of the calendar year – meaning theirs has always been a much smaller cohort of students, known as the ‘half cohort’.”

By 2015, another educational reform took place in which Year 7 students were moved into high school thus establishing six years of secondary education. With this development, the need for additional facilities increases.

“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 $250-million funds for infrastructure will ensure that high schools in the state can accommodate an anticipated 17,000 additional students in 2020.

Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said that this will boost the government support to students.

“Our kids are our future and, as a Government, one of the most important things we can do is give Queensland students a world-class education,” Ms Trad said.

“This investment will deliver more classrooms and learning centres to provide the best possible environment for learning.”