NEW BEGINNINGS: Head of Boys’ Boarding Greg Wacker with Angus Brennand, principal Simon Shepherd, William Troughton and Kaidyn Lane.
NEW BEGINNINGS: Head of Boys’ Boarding Greg Wacker with Angus Brennand, principal Simon Shepherd, William Troughton and Kaidyn Lane. Judi Haidley

New $4 million boarding house nears final stages

VISITORS to Scots PGC College would find it a hive of building activity.

The new trade centre is under construction and a new $4 million senior boys' boarding house is fast approaching lock up stage.

Principal Simon Shepherd said by providing the best facilities, they were providing the best opportunities for students.

"At our college the students, their well being and learning is placed at the centre of our planning and this has been reflected in our extensive building program," he said.

"A program that has seen the renovation and refurbishment of our girls boarding houses, the rebuilding of the junior boys boarding house and, ultimately, construction of our new senior boys boarding house."

Mr Shepherd said decades of experience were reflected in both the design and building of the new boarding.

"Our design considered the individual needs of every student, as well as the importance of break out spaces and community living," he said.

"The result is a well-designed and specifically built boys boarding house, a modern building that provides spaces conducive to study, areas for recreation and areas for both communal living and privacy when needed.

When finished, the $4 million building will conclude a cycle of extensive building and renovation of the boarding houses. Over the past five years there has been extensive rebuilding and renovation of all of the college boarding facilities.

"We are dedicated to providing our boarders with facilities that are unparalleled in regional Australia," he said.

"As a regional school in rural Queensland we actively encourage parents and students to choose locally when it comes to education."



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