The Bounty Boulevard State School community came together yesterday to celebrate the official opening of their long-awaited new school hall said Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting MP.
The new hall is a state-of-the-art indoor facility able to host the school’s musicals and run sporting events. The hall project also included an additional 40 parking spaces at the school.
“It has been a privilege to work with the Bounty Boulevard school community to secure this much-needed hall for them,” Mr Whiting said.
“It was a great day when I heard from former Minister for Education Kate Jones that I had secured $5M to build the hall.
“It was clear that Queensland’s largest primary school needed a hall, and it is great the current Education Minister Grace Grace was able to open it”
“I asked the school community to rally behind the cause, and they sent me hundreds of letters and emails explaining why we needed the hall.
“I know these letters were instrumental in getting Bounty Boulevard State School to the top of the list when the Palaszczuk Government announced our $200 million Advancing Queensland Schools Fund in March 2017.
“I have managed to secure significant investment of more than $37 million in our local schools since the 2015 election so our kids can have the highest quality education,” Mr Whiting said.
The new hall incorporates a multipurpose sports court, stage area, storage rooms, amenities and change rooms.
Bounty Boulevard State School is Queensland’s largest primary school, with enrolment growing from 130 students when it opened in 2009, to over 1,400 today.