Capella State High School students Kiara and Savannah enjoying the renovated library.
Capella State High School students Kiara and Savannah enjoying the renovated library.

Students keen to test out new $20,000 facility

A CAPELLA school upgrade is expected to improve student learning and engagement.

The Capella State High School library has undergone a complete makeover, transforming it into a bright, modern, study environment.

Capella SHS principal Gerowyn Lacaze said students were eager to make the most of the space.

“Students love the new, more open space,” she said.

“They like the colourful comfy seating as well as the relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

“The library is open some lunchtimes as a space for students to play games like chess or Scrabble and continue with individual reading or even more schoolwork.”

Ms Lacaze said the revamped library featured usable study areas and flexible teaching spaces.

“These spaces provide students with an area for quiet reading, independent or group study, as well as for games during lunch break,” she said.

“The clever arrangement of shelves gives the space plenty of natural light and invites exploration of the books and other resources.”

The renovation and purchase of new furniture and shelving for the library was completed courtesy of a $20,000 grant from Glencore.

The school allocated additional funding and staff to re-catalogue all books and resources, and deliver project co-ordination, training facilitation and infrastructure works.

Ms Lacaze said the school appreciated Glencore’s support and the work of everyone involved in the project.

“Refurbishing existing school buildings can be a great way to breathe new life into not only facilities but student learning and engagement,” Ms Lacaze said.

“Support from community partners such as Glencore makes a difference to our students and supports their learning.”

The school will officially re-open the new school library on March 27.



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