New STEM Centre Opens at Ipswich Grammar School

Ipswich Grammar School
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Budding scientists, engineers and maths experts attending Ipswich Grammar School stand to gain the best nurturing and learning in the years to come at the newly-opened STEM facility.

The new centre is a three-storey building with several learning spaces and laboratories, as well as a 155-seat theatre for lectures and other activities catering to the school’s more than 1,000 students from Prep to Year 12. 

The State Government contributed $740,000 for the building in addition to the $9.5 million investment for Ipswich Grammar School‘s improvements in the last five years. 

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It’s a wonderful new building that will help our boys reach their STEM education goals,” Ipswich Grammar School Headmaster Richard Morrison said. “It’s a beautiful modern facility that fits in so well with the rest of our school. We thank the State Government for its generous contribution to this important project.”

Mr Morrison, together with the school officials, welcomed Education Minister Grace Grace local Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard MP during the opening of the new building in mid-March. 

Ms Grace said that 90 percent of students in Queensland will eventually have jobs requiring STEM knowledge. 

“That’s why it is so important to build facilities like these which can incubate the next generation of STEM entrepreneurs and nourish their potential,” the minister said. “It’s great to see a school with a proud history of 158 years of education embracing the future to meet the learning needs of its students.”