Work has started on the construction of a new state-of-the-art learning facility as part of a major redevelopment at Brisbane State High.
The new facilities would feature 40 classrooms, an arts centre, staff centre, tuckshop and other essential amenities.
The complex will accommodate approximately 850 students and enable the school to cater for a total enrolment of up to 3,000 students.
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John Paul Langbroek said Broad Construction Services Queensland was awarded the contract for the design and construction of the building which will cater for future growth including the move of Year 7 to high school in 2015.
“During the redevelopment, Year 7 students will move into an interim, designated precinct on the school’s current Edmondstone Street site,” Mr Langbroek said.
Brisbane State High School is one of Queensland’s 80 Independent Public Schools and was established in 1921 as the first academic state high school in Queensland.