SCHOOL EXPANSION: Principal Nathan McDonald on the land where developments will start in early 2018.
SCHOOL EXPANSION: Principal Nathan McDonald on the land where developments will start in early 2018. Jessica Schremmer

Multimillion dollar expansion

A MULTIMILLION dollar expansion project, starting early in 2018, will deliver students of Chinchilla's Christian College new learning facilities.

The Master Plan has been a work in progress but was submitted earlier this year to Western Down Regional Council, as the school is experiencing strong growth.

Chinchilla Christian College principal Nathan McDonald said the new facilities would provide students with bigger, permanent and purpose build facilities contributing to their learning experience.

"We are hoping to start in early 2018 with construction and wanting it to be completed by 2018, to be used by 2019,” Mr McDonald said.

"There are two reasons why we are expanding.

"Next year will be our first year of having Year 12 students, as well as the amount of growth coming through to the whole school.

"Enrolments for secondary schooling are currently increasing by 50 per cent for next year.”

The new facilities include a science lab, visual arts room, digital technologies room, food technologies room, industrial design and technologies room, and amenities.

Mr McDonald said these new state-of-the-art facilities would allow the school to continue enhancing the quality of the Secondary schooling experience of their students.

"Being a P-12 school, we offer a safe step and seamless transition from primary school into secondary school,” he said.

"Next year's first Year 12 students are from families that are our pioneering families and they have chosen to put their trust in the idea of quality Christian education at our school.

"Enrolment rates for primary and secondary schooling increased this year by 22 per cent.

"We are privileged to be partnering with families in the education of their children from Prep through to Year 12.”

Mr McDonald said the Chinchilla Christian College was the only private secondary school in Chinchilla.

The school is excited to be offering a values based education alternative to the families in the area and community.

The multimillion dollar project is currently under tender process.


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