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Jude Fox Learning Centre is a new beginning for Flagstone State Community College

An educator's legacy continues at Flagstone State Community College with the opening of the new Jude Fox Learning Hub.

The state-of-the-art facilities were dedicated to the school's much admired founding principal, Jude Fox who tragically passed away late last year.

A devoted and passionate educator, Mrs Fox believed every student had the right to a quality education, and was an advocate for custom learning experiences and modern facilities.

The $6.9 million (including GST) Jude Fox Learning Hub is a collection of one-level buildings with five new classrooms, five special education areas, a therapy room, and life skills area with kitchen facilities.

Each new classroom also uniquely includes a paired break-out room which allows for individual and small group work, as well as creating a well-being space for students to refresh or recharge throughout the day.

Additional outdoor learning spaces, including grassed areas, seating and gardens also add to the new welcoming and calm atmosphere of the hub.

Flagstone State Community College Principal, Julie-Ann McCullough, said the learning hub has opened up opportunities for students and teachers, as well as created space for parents and community members to meet and discuss important school issues.

"The community is incredibly grateful for the new facilities and the opportunity to honour Mrs Fox's contribution to education," Mrs McCullough said.

"This facility is everything Jude wanted and more for our diverse and growing school community,"

"With these new and innovative spaces we will be able to continue to deliver cutting-edge educational opportunities, while catering for the differing learning needs of all our students."

The learning hub was delivered as part of the Queensland Government's 2020 Ready program, which is providing the infrastructure needed to manage the increased student population in our high schools, following the introduction of Prep in 2007.

The Queensland Government is delivering a Department of Education Infrastructure Investment Program valued at more than $923 million during 2018–19.

Member for Jordan, Charis Mullen MP, represented Education Minister Grace Grace at the official opening of the new learning hub in March 2019.

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Last updated
02 May 2019