Work starts on state-of-the-art Biloela High building
STUDENTS and teachers at Biloela State High School will soon have access to high-tech learning and teaching facilities as the construction of a new, state-of-the-art building gets under way.
Work began on the site last week and principal Heather Murry said, all going to plan, she was hoping the building would be open at the start of term four.
The new building will house two science labs, along with a preparation room for equipment and chemical storage, and a fully equipped gym.
"We're looking forward to the opportunities that this is going to give our students and how it is going to improve our outcomes,” Ms Murry said.
"These facilities will improve teaching and learning experiences for those classes.”
Senior school deputy principal Tania Roach said the high-tech labs - which could be used both as classroom and experiment space - would include integrated data walls, replacing the now-common interactive whiteboards, as well as the latest laboratory equipment.
"The previous labs were built in '90s, so we'll have more space, and the equipment will be state-of-the-art,” she said.
The gym will house equipment like weight benches and treadmills.
"It will open onto a covered area as well, allowing students to do more CrossFit training too,” Ms Roach said.
There are almost 600 students at the school, and it is hoped all students will have access to the new facilities.