MOVING FORWARD: Principal Nathan McDonald in front of the new building.
MOVING FORWARD: Principal Nathan McDonald in front of the new building. Brooke Duncan

Christian College expanding for 2019

IT'S FULL steam ahead at Chinchilla Christian College as works on the school's new buildings are well under way.

The works are stage one of the school's secondary precinct master plan, and the foundations, frames, and steelwork are all finished, with the roofing still in progress.

The expansion comes after the school received $825,000 under the federal government's Capital Grants Program, announced late last year.

Chinchilla Christian College principal Nathan McDonald said it was exciting to see the building going up, with works set to be complete for the 2019 school year.

"So stage one is going to provide us with a new science lab, a visual arts studio, secondary amenities, and an undercroft area, and that undercroft area will be later built in to be two extra classrooms and a locker area as well,” Mr McDonald said.

Mr McDonald said the new building would help the school cater for the ever-growing number of students, particularly secondary students.

"We're going to be able to cater for specialist subjects in secondary, and in this case with our visual arts and our science, which are two very important parts of what we offer here in the curriculum for our secondary students, so that's going to be great.”

It's an important step for the school, which will see its first Year 12 cohort graduate in only a couple of weeks.

"(It's) really exciting seeing the first cohort going through, we're very proud of the results they've been achieving at school, but more than that we're really proud of who they are as people graduating with us, with the character that they have and the exciting opportunities that they'll have going forward,” Mr McDonald said.

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