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    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    New and improved facilities for Inala learning centre

    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    New and improved facilities for Inala learning centre

    The Inala Flexible Learning Centre will continue to provide tailored learning opportunities for disengaged youth with new and refurbished facilities officially opened today.  

    Education Minister Grace Grace said the new facilities were completed with $3.34 million in State Government funding.

    “The 75 students and 21 staff can now make use of general purpose classrooms, a gymnasium and spaces for art, music, information communication and technology and technology studies,” Ms Grace said.

    “A kitchen, toilets, store rooms and office spaces with staff room complete the total facilities on site with landscaped gardens and a small central green area.”

    Ms Grace said the school provided alternative education opportunities for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling and inspired students to achieve with interactive, real-life learning activities relevant to them and their interests.

    “We know that here in Inala there is a higher than average youth population, which means this work is even more critical in ensuring our young people are engaged, productive and ready to participate in our community,” she said.

    “This is a young school, and while there are just 75 students, there is very important work being done here to ensure that students are given every opportunity to succeed, and that there is a place for everyone.

    “This is a place where young people want to be which, combined with enthusiasm and determination, will help these students flourish.”

    The school, which was accredited in 2013, was the vision of former Superintendent Tonya Carew APM OAM who wanted to create a flexible learning program for Inala youth.

    Principal Tim Young said the new facilities at the school would allow it to create its own identity.

    “The new facilitiesprovide a place where we can come together to build a school culture,” Mr Young said.

    “These buildings give this community a place to call home, a place to build a story together and above all, a place for the young people of Inala to come together to achieve their dreams.”

    Media contact: Emma Clarey 0439 578 472