New $5.9 million Centre for Innovation and Learning at Caroline Chisholm School

Released 05/06/2015

A new specialist learning centre will be constructed at Caroline Chisholm School to deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs to students in the Tuggeranong school network.

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch today visited the school following the 2015-16 Budget announcement of $5.9 million in capital funding to design and construct a Centre for Innovation and Learning.

“I am proud to fulfil this 2012 election commitment to provide a centre of excellence at the Caroline Chisholm School,” Ms Burch said.

“The stage one concept planning work has been completed with the school. Detailed designs for the new Centre will now be developed with input from teachers and students.”

Construction of the new facility is expected to commence in late 2016 and be completed by the end of 2017. The Centre will commence operating from the start of the 2018 school year. 

“The new Centre will include multi-purpose learning spaces and state-of-the-art equipment to support students enrolled at Caroline Chisholm School, local primary schools and the Tuggeranong school network, as well as providing professional development to teachers from across the Canberra public education system,” Ms Burch said. 

“This space will also be available for parents, the general community, undergraduate teachers and for post-graduate students to undertake research projects related to learning and teaching. 

“Schools are a central part of many local communities and the addition of this facility in Chisholm is no exception. I trust the space will be used to its potential and will serve as a meeting space for the school and wider community members,” Ms Burch concluded.

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