LAST WEEK, GLADSTONE STATE HIGH SCHOOL HAD THE FORMAL OPENING OF ITS NEW COMMERCIAL KITCHEN AND ATTACHED CAFÉ.
The new facilities include a new scullery and store as well as the industry standard catering kitchen and café. The $1 million development will prove to be a great asset to the school and will help it deliver its Certificate III course in Hospitality.
These facilities have been constructed in an existing building within the school, transforming what was a general classroom plus two textile rooms into these new spaces.The State Government funded the project through its
The State Government funded the project through its Significant Regional Infrastructure Projects Program. Glenn Butcher, State Member for Gladstone, will represent Education Minister Kate Jones at the opening.
Gladstone State High School’s Certificate III students will now be able to learn skills that will be easily transferable to the paid workforce. The new onsite café, built next to the new kitchen, will provide hospitality students with the opportunity to gain on the job experience within the school.
Currently the school is also building a $6 million two storey 8 classroom building with an open under-croft, a suspended covered link and new tennis courts at the school, due for completion in November this year.
Gladstone State High School Principal Terri Byrne said ‘the new facilities will be of great benefit to the school. Hospitality is a growth area with many students showing interest in this field. This facility provides an excellent opportunity for students to work in a real life setting that is up to industry standards’.