30 Jan Calliope State High School ready for 2020 School Year!
It’s been just over a year since works first began on the Calliope State High School site, with construction finishing up earlier this month ready for the 2020 school year!
The facility is state-of-the-art, boasting resources like live feed cameras in the hospitality rooms for demonstrations and a combined tennis and basketball court accompanied by an expansive oval with football goals. The buildings feature science labs, robotics rooms, a restaurant area for hospitality students, industrial technology rooms, a canteen, a hall and so much more!
The school features the largest carpark in Calliope with a dedicated bus lane, drop off and pick up zone, fenced bike racks and a general parking area. The grounds are expansive with a well-structured and accommodating layout for staff and students alike.
Pete Stansfield was appointed as foundation principal mid last year and has over seven years of experience working as a principal in schools across Queensland.
“We’ve got great schools down the road like Gladstone State High School and Toolooa State High School, but if you’re within the area we definitely cater for every child’s learning. We like to push them academically and, within the school context of development, socially and emotionally too. We’re a STEM school with a heavy focus on technology, drones and robotics, mixed in with the arts as well.”
Pete says they’re also planning on running a football and STEM program this year to further enhance students learning and extracurricular activities.
The school will commence with grade seven and eight only, gradually building up to accommodate grade ten, eleven and twelve. Enrolments are sitting at approximately one-hundred and seventy, close to the two-hundred student capacity for 2020.
“We’re looking forward to having students on deck this year. We’ve had great support from the community and the state government, and the kids really enjoyed their transition days last term,” Pete said.