Refurbishments at the Yeronga State School are underway at the existing Dental Building that will soon turn to more classrooms, a Resource Centre, and the new administration building.
In June 2021, members of the Yeronga State School P & C Association visited the construction site to check on the progress with Principal Eunice Webb and MP Mark Bailey. Construction work is expected to be completed before the end of 2021.
“The school has been growing at more young families move into the area and we need to make sure the students have the room they need to learn in a comfortable and modern learning environment,” Mr Bailey said.
Whilst the construction is ongoing, students did a project to discover the history of the Yeronga State School Dental Building and were surprised to learn that it used to be a farmhouse for chickens and cows.
“Some of the ideas for our future building are rather exciting! We are curious about what the future brings.”
The $8.5 million transformations has been made possible with funding from the State Government’s Renewing Our Schools program.
“As our state begins to recover from the COVID-19 global health pandemic we must continue to invest in school infrastructure to continue supporting local jobs,” Education Minister Grace Grace said.
“Since 2015, we have built and opened 13 new schools with another nine to be delivered in the next four years. Through the Renewing Our Schools program, we’re investing $235 million to upgrade education infrastructure across the State, delivering 44 projects at 26 state schools including new and refurbished learning spaces, multi-purpose halls and performing arts centres.”