Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd inspects the conscruction of new classrooms at Trinity College with Principle Trish Hodgson and business manager Murray Schoenfisch. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer
Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd inspects the conscruction of new classrooms at Trinity College with Principle Trish Hodgson and business manager Murray Schoenfisch. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer Declan Cooley

Trinity continues to grow with $2.7m science block

KIDS will arrive at Trinity College today and have a new multi-million dollar building to play with for the second year in a row.

The new $2.7 million science and art building with a combined $1.02 million from the state and federal governments coming after the treehouse was finished last year.

Trinity College business manager Murray Schoenfisch said the school had to grow as enrolments increased by 25-30% since 2013.

"We have demountables at the moment because we don't have enough classrooms," he said.

Mr Schoenfisch said the school was continuing to grow because of its approach to learning and family.

"Every high school student has a Mac Book computer for the length of their education here," he said.

"We even had 1 to 1 iPad ratio for students from years 4-6."

"But it's not just that, we want to learn as part of a school community."

Federal member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd said the school need the expansion.

"Trinity College is getting an outstanding reputation as a school with a bright future, which is evident in rising enrolments," Mr O'Dowd said.

The new purpose-built art room has store rooms for equipment and tall long desks with stools for students.

The science lab has a gas hood at the teacher's demonstration bench, sinks and gas pipes for bunsen burners along the walls and green chairs with built in desks in the middle.

But before the new classroom smell has left the art and science building, work will begin on a another project.

See Gladstone High School, Trinity College, and Chanel College's funding and projects in the map.

Mr Schoenfisch said construction of six specialist classrooms, atrium and internal and external learning areas was expected to start in May.

"It's going to be cutting edge," he said.

The initial budget was $1.9 million with contributions

from the state and federal governments of $440,000 each.

But Mr Schoenfisch said changes to the plans had increased it to about $2.5 million.

"Even with six new classrooms we still won't have enough room," he said.

"That's why we have plans for new buildings every year for the next 10 years."

Tenders are expected to go out soon.



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