Last week Ferny Grove State High School opened their $21.1 million new three-story learning facility, delivered by Wiley. This facility creates a state-of-the-art learning centre and interactive environments for the students and staff.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Education Minister Grace Grace and Ferny Grove MP Mark Furner opened the three-storey building which was delivered under the Government’s 2020 Ready Program.
The extended Wiley team joined a tour of the new building, viewing an exciting holographic lesson, and the students hard at work in the now complete facility.
“I’d like to thank everyone involved for a great project. We’ve really enjoyed working on this project with our project partners and especially the school. It was fantastic to see everyone out to tour the new building and the students enjoying its spaces. A big congratulations to Ferny Grove State High School on a successful opening,” said Tom Wilson, Wiley’s Senior Education Project Manager.
The Premier said the centre’s modern resources and equipment were giving students the chance to discover a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
“This new centre is nothing short of world-class,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“It includes 22 new classrooms, three flexible learning areas, a STEM specialist studio, four science labs, five collaborative spaces, staff rooms, offices and amenities.
“By providing facilities like these at Ferny Grove, we’re giving students the skills they need for the jobs of the future.”
Ferny Grove MP Mark Furner said the new STEM centre meant so much to the students, staff and school community.
“The new learning centre will give the students at Ferny Grove State High an opportunity to learn in industry-standard facilities,” he said.
“These projects are a boost for the local economy, too. The new STEM centre was built by Wiley and supported 63 jobs.”
Ferny Grove State High School Principal John Schuh said the entire school community welcomed the new facilities.
“As a community we have embraced this wonderful new learning centre at our school that is providing our students with access to world-class facilities,” Mr Schuh said.
“And I know the students are really looking forward to the development of the new sports and performing arts centre.”