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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Giving Coomera’s kids a great start

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    Giving Coomera’s kids a great start

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Grace Grace have officially opened the $34.5 million Picnic Creek State School on the Gold Coast.

    Ms Palaszczuk and Ms Grace visited the Coomera school today, one of four that opened across the state in 2018.

    “We’re all about giving our children a great start,” the premier said.

    “This is a milestone moment for the popular community of Coomera, which we know is a rapidly growing area.

    “The student population has climbed from 195 to 261 since the start of the year and I have no doubt it will continue to rise.

    “My government is committed to providing high quality learning environments for all Queensland children, which is why we’ve invested $170 million to construct four new schools this year – Picnic Creek, Yarrabilba State School in Logan City, Baringa State Primary School in Caloundra South and North Shore State School in Townsville.

    “I’m really looking forward to seeing Picnic Creek State School establish itself in the community.”

    Ms Grace said Picnic Creek State School boasts state-of-the-art facilities.

    “To name a few, Picnic Creek has a recording studio, an indoor sports hall, LED touch-screen interactive TVs in every classrooms and a resource centre with a green room,” Ms Grace said.

    “Unique to the school is a bridge, which gives students access to a Koala Conservation Area next door where they can care for local wildlife.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring all Queensland state students have the opportunity to achieve success, but you can’t do that without quality infrastructure.

    “In 2018-19 we are delivering an overall infrastructure investment program across the state valued at more than $923 million.”

    Assistant Principal Susan O’Brien said the school has a vision to ensure every student succeeds.

    “The key to ensuring this success is to create a school culture where students have the confidence and drive to reach their full potential,” Ms O’Brien said.

     

    Media contact: Shane Doherty 0439 624 473