Junior School Building Opening

College Monday, 22 Aug 2022

New buildings officially opened today at Bundaberg Christian College have expanded the Junior School precinct to include new classrooms and state of the art learning facilities.

The six additional classrooms, a purpose-built STEM room, performing arts room, new amenities and changerooms, a large under cover outside area, refurbished administration building, and refurbished learning enrichment and wellbeing space, were opened by Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith MP and BCC Principal Paul Thompson.

Principal Paul Thompson said this was the first time in 15 years the entire Junior School (Prep to Year 6) cohort was co-located in the one area of the school.

“BCC has experienced considerable growth over 26 years and our Junior School is now double stream,” Mr Thompson said.

“These purpose-built learning spaces, plus our extensive grounds and brand-new playground, cater for our growing school and provide a wonderful environment for students to flourish and learn,” Mr Thompson said.

“The innovative design behind these state-of-the-art buildings will help students increase their learning potential through greater collaboration, project-based learning, critical thinking and problem solving,” he said.

Mr Thompson also acknowledged the founders of the College, current Board members and all those who have carried the vision to make Bundaberg Christian College what is today.

The building project cost $4.11 million with the Queensland State Government contributing $1.85 million through the Block Grant Authority and the College contributing $2.26 million.

Member for Bundaberg, Tom Smith MP said that the official opening of the outstanding new learning facility marks another key step forward in the history of Bundaberg Christian College.

"It was an honour to be invited and speak to the young learners and college leaders about the significance of new constructions within schools and the transformational power they can have on successful educational outcomes,” Mr Smith said.

"Principal Paul Thompson and the whole college team should be very proud of their vision and dedication for young learners."

"The Palaszczuk Government has a proud record of delivering major investments for both Government and Non-Government schools across the Bundaberg Region,” he said.

"Recently, Minister for Education Grace Grace and I visited a number of local State Schools that have seen both the delivery and announcements of major infrastructure projects.”

"Future State Government investment into all of our young people across the Bundaberg region, means the growth and strength of our long-term regional economy,” Mr Smith said.

Key contributors to the project include Parpus Waring Architecture, Murchie Constructions, Insite SJC and WillPlay. 

Junior School students celebrated this special occasion with teal iced donuts!

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