LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has pledged that a new $4 million school hall will be built at Kenmore State High School if the LNP wins the next state election on October 31, 2020.
Ms Frecklington made the announcement during a visit to Kenmore with LNP State Member for Moggill Dr Christian Rowan MP.
“Kenmore State High is a fantastic school, but its facilities need a major investment,” Ms Frecklington said.
“An LNP Government will give this great school community a new hall – a place where all of its students and teachers can come together under one roof.
“The LNP is committed to raising standards in education and that means providing students and teachers with the buildings and spaces they need.
“The LNP will build for the future, invest in schools and improve education for our kids.”
Kenmore State High School was founded in 1972 and its existing school hall is unable to accommodate all of its 1,994 students, with total enrolments forecast to reach 2,130 in 2024.
“I’m delighted that the LNP has made this major commitment to the Kenmore State High School community,” Dr Rowan said.
“The school has to duplicate many of its events and ceremonies each year, including their annual ANZAC Day commemorations, because the entire student cohort cannot squeeze into the existing school hall at the same time.
“The LNP will ensure that in future, students will have a space where they can all commemorate the past and celebrate the present.”
Kenmore State High School P&C President Kerry Schreiber said: “Our students are very proud of their school, but we all know it needs extra funding to cope with the growth we’ve experienced over recent years.”
Kenmore State High School Council Chair Trevor Dixon said: “A new hall would be a welcome addition to the school’s buildings. It will be a great place for students, teachers and parents to come together.”
Dr Christian Rowan MP called upon the Palaszczuk State Labor Government to match the LNP’s commitment, to ensure that local students, staff and parents of the Kenmore State High School Community are guaranteed much-needed school infrastructure.