J Block gets cool again

When J block went up in 2012 it was the designed and built in the coolest scholastic architectural style. It revealed in its position as the new kid on the WESS block content in its prime position overlooking the oval. But a few years down the track and a few brutal summers have taken the shine off the WESS new kid. All that cross-ventilation design couldn’t combat the western exposure, the kids were suffering.

Fast forward to First term 2018, the P&C formulate a plan to raise funds for air conditioning J block. Let’s do a colour run!

The last day of term one 2018 will go down in history as one of the best attended last days as most of our 950 students raced around the oval getting splattered with powder paint and water sprays. It took a mammoth effort to put on but it was an incredible amount of fun. The concerted effort by the kids raised $30,000 toward the cost of the air conditioning.

Another fast forward to Christmas holidays 2018, many obstacles have been hurdled; electricity supply, inadequate sub-boards, heritage listings (yes J block is on the Qld Heritage Register) and Department requirements. January 2019 and the crew from Wahoo Air Conditioning get busy making J block cool again. Unexpected resistance from concrete and a final electrical hiccup have all meant the job took a week longer than expected but the deadline of the start of school has been met! We have the cooling power to tackle those hot days and let the kids enjoy their classroom time. An enormous thank you to all those that are helped with fundraising, logistics and installation, you’re the cool people that help when you didn’t need to. So we appreciate the effort.

Upcoming Events

all-day Father’s and Carer’s Day stall @ Professional Development Hub
Father’s and Carer’s Day stall @ Professional Development Hub
Aug 29 all-day
Another of our exciting pop-up shop events this time for the significant man in children’s lives.
1:45 pm Colour Run 2019 @ School Oval
Colour Run 2019 @ School Oval
Dec 6 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Huge fun and loads of colour and mess. The perfect way to end the school year. With a communal BBQ and ice cream for all afterwards

Parent Skills Register

Do you have skills or experiences that you are happy to share please check out the Parents Skills Register and let us know.

Sign-up to our Newsletter