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Centennial Hall consultation


The School School Council of ​Cairns State High School has been presented with the first drawings of the new Hall commissioned by the school following the consultation with staff and students.

To mark the school's first 100 years, the hall shall be named the Centennial Hall and constructed surrounding the existing pool and on the location of the Centre for Diverse Learners. Locating the facility there optimises the use of land along Grafton Street and keeps the play space at a maximum.

Following the Premier's announcement of the $10 million commitment for the hall and an additional $1 million for landscaping, the momentum has continued to grow. As a result the school engaged the services of dbarch, a local architecture firm with much experience in other similar projects to develop first concepts which reflected our speciific needs and ideas.

To be used as a sport centre during school time, the facility aims to incorporate three indoor courts, with open air flow on three sides enabling access to the existing facility also. The Premier was impressed with our orchestra on her visits and as a result, the facility will also have a stage large enough to accommodate the whole ensemble.

The combination of sport and arts means that we will also be able to hold major events like: whole school assemblies which are a distant memore for most people now since the growth of school on the introduction of Year 7.

Centennial Hall will have many aesthetically pleasing features which will see able to be transformed for a range of events. We will be able to gather as a whole school community, stage musicals, hold graduation and even enjoy Year 12 formal. At other times, it will be made available to the whole community as another space for events, conferences or sport.

Mr Michael Healy recently met with School Council Chair, Mick Schuele to discuss timelines. We are all looking forward to the announcement of timeframes.