Local coding champion wins challenge
Ferny Grove State High School was the host school for the Premier’s Coding Challenge awards ceremony this year with Minister Grace Grace on hand to present William with his award.
The theme was #cybersafeqld as safety online is just as important as digital literacy itself. Coding and programming have become vital skills for the modern workforce and the Palaszczuk Government is committed to skilling young people for the jobs of the future.
This is the second year in a row a Ferny Grove State High School Student has taken out this prestigious award.
With the new $22 million STEM Centre of Excellence opening at the school next year, the development of next generation skills in Ferny Grove is on track to deliver for our local students.
Future town planner
Grovely State School Preppy and future town planner, Nate Haslam received my newsletter and was so excited to see the planned $7.5 million upgrades on Samford Road, he wrote to my office with his own suggestions – and provided a map to boot!
I sent the map off to the Transport Minister’s office and the Department of Transport and Main Roads were so impressed with young Nate’s work, they came out to Grovely State School to conduct a mini workshop and thank him personally.
When I was at the school, I was informed that Nate has already helped to plan new signage for Grovely State School’s newly completed car park which was delivered earlier this year.
Storm and Fire Season
Please ensure you have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year this season by making sure you secure the loose items around your home and have an emergency plan in place if the worst happens.