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New fence draws school boundary at Warwick State High

The new fence is finished outside Warwick State High Schol.
The new fence is finished outside Warwick State High Schol. Erin Smith

THE NEW boundary fence around Warwick State High School (WSHS), funded by the State Government has been completed after construction started in the September school holidays.

In the WSHS July newsletter principal Cheryl Dossetto said the fence was a welcome addition for the school.

"The welfare and best interests of students are paramount, the fence will provide a safe and secure environment for our students and staff," she wrote.

"A fully fenced school helps alleviate any misunderstanding about the appropriate use of school facilities by providing a clear delineation of property boundaries.

"Fencing assists with behaviour management in the playground and unauthorised student departure throughout the day.

"The fence is being funded by the Department of Education and Training, which is working towards having schools across Queensland appropriately fenced."

Warwick State High School P&C president Mark Wheeldon said the committee agreed with the fence to some extent.

"Whilst we are not agreeing with the style and extent of the fencing the P&C consider student safety to be a priority," he said.

"We would rather focus any publicity of Warwick State High School in the promotion of the broad range excellence and achievements of our students."

The community also have a mixed opinion of the fence with many taking to the Daily News Facebook page to share their thoughts.

Karen Moore said the fence was a good idea.

"I like the idea of the new fence, apart from the spikes which may help people stay out (but I doubt it)," she said.

"Least now you can actually drive along Victoria Street with out kids running across the road or getting hit by a flying tennis ball or piece of fruit which they are meant to be eating for their lunch I am sure."

Danielle Leotta, a former WSHS student, said the fence was needed to distinguish the boundary.

"But what is with the spikes on the top of it? Kind of makes it look like a prison.

"I think it's totally great now that people can't just walk through the place like they used to.

"Just think thy maybe the spikes might have been a bit much."

The education department were contacted but no one was available to comment yesterday.

Topics:  community fence queensland government security warwick state high school



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