New dorm: (From left) Assistant Head of Girls Boarding, Ros Hart, Scots PGC College principal Michael Harding, Ruth Kriedemann, Bronwyn Clark, Reverend May Morris and Head of Girls Boarding Sue Wheaton with students (middle from left) Breanna Blackwell (Wollomombi), Carla Burke (Dirranbandi), Alanah Chambers (Hervey Bay) and (front) Morgan Jennings (Mt Isa).
New dorm: (From left) Assistant Head of Girls Boarding, Ros Hart, Scots PGC College principal Michael Harding, Ruth Kriedemann, Bronwyn Clark, Reverend May Morris and Head of Girls Boarding Sue Wheaton with students (middle from left) Breanna Blackwell (Wollomombi), Carla Burke (Dirranbandi), Alanah Chambers (Hervey Bay) and (front) Morgan Jennings (Mt Isa). Judi Haidley

New dorms to inspire students

FOR 55 years student feet have trodden the floors of Scots PGC College’s Locke Street campus, but it only took six weeks to transform history into a modern scholastic inspiration.

There is no chance of seeing a boring beige hue among the modern rooms of the new girls’ boarding dorm at Scots PGC College, which was officially opened yesterday.

The school has spent almost $1 million to refurbish the building, originally constructed in 1955.

Principal Michael Harding said the refurbishment meant air-conditioning and inspirational design and colour to help the girls though their time at the school.

“It really is a home away from home,” Mr Harding said.

“It’s smart and private, while still enhancing the boarding community feel.”

Year 12 boarding student Jaime Slattery said her new digs also meant a huge cupboard for shoes and heaps of hanging space.

The male populous of the school need not worry either, as their side of the boarding house is also on the school’s planning horizon.

“It’s all part of a large development which will be happening over the next two years,” Mr Harding said.



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