High schools ready for Year 7 transition

MUDGEERABA high schools will be receiving a near $3 million to help upgrade facilities waiting for year 7 as they enter high school in 2015.

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said local high schools had been working closely with primary schools to help students and their parents to transition smoothly to high school.

“Local schools like St Michael’s College, Robina State High School and Mudgeeraba Special School have received a total of $2.8 million through our Flying Start funding program to get them ready to welcome new students and teachers into the school community next year,” Ms Bates said.


“The students will benefit from facilities that have been specifically designed to create an inspiring and engaging learning environment.”

St Michael’s College principal Michael Laidler said St Michael’s College would be well equipped to cater for Year 7 students from 2015.

“St Michael’s has spent the past 18 months preparing for the introduction of Year 7 to secondary and the College is excited and fully ready for the students in January 2015,” Mr Laidler said.

“The new buildings provided as part of Flying Start funding will compliment and support the pedagogical practices that are required for the education of contemporary young adolescent minds.”

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the Queensland Government had invested up to $640 million in the Flying Start education reforms which take in the move of Year 7 to high school.

Funding for the Year 7 transition in Mudgeeraba includes:

  • $2,201,621 for St Michael’s College;
  • $553,150 for Robina State High School;
  • $43,326 for Mudgeeraba Special School; and
  • $2,308 each for Clover Hill State School, Gilston State School, Merrimac State School, Mudgeeraba Creek State School, Mudgeeraba State School, Numinbah Valley State School and Springbrook State School.