OPEN: Jann Stuckey, Daphne McDonald and principal Stephen Loggie.
OPEN: Jann Stuckey, Daphne McDonald and principal Stephen Loggie. Contributed

Middle school benefits

PALM Beach Currumbin State High School's new Middle School Science Centre has boosted students' tools for success.

The $9 million buildings opened last week after what director of middle school Mark Peggrem said was a construction period of six to 12 months.

"It makes up what we call the precinct, and it involved a few buckets of money," Mr Peggrem said.

"It's dedicated to middle school students and taking that path has enabled the school to geographically concentrate on grades 9 and 10.

He said he had heard criticism of some of the Federal Government-funded building the Education Revolution facilities but PBC High's was an exception to this.

"We actually spent a lot of time planning for a larger concept, and we put a bit more thought into it," Mr Peggrem said.

Mr Peggrem said Gold Coast Blaze basketballers would be visiting the school's science centre tomorrow from about 1.20pm.

"We'll have student-teacher games and teacher-Blaze games. The basketball courts are actually in the centre of this facility - the buildings form the perimeter."



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