Site clearing has now begun at Canterbury College in Queensland in preparation for the laying of its new 400 metre athletics track.
“We were very excited recently to find out that we successfully tendered for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games track, and cannot wait for it to arrive to its new home here at Canterbury in coming weeks,” said Head of College, Mrs Donna Anderson.
Following on from the Commonwealth Games, schools were able to tender for sporting facilities as part of the Queensland Government’s GC2018 Legacy Assets Program and Mrs Anderson is thrilled by the win.
“Few schools in South East Queensland can boast their own international standard athletics track,” she said.
“We are very excited for the unique opportunities and events access to this facility on campus will mean for our College and community.”
The athletics track will incorporate six running lanes and spaces for long jump, triple jump, pole vaulting and shot put.
The College also successfully tendered for three squash courts from the Commonwealth Games.
The track and courts are just the first of many exciting new facilities coming to Canterbury.
Other future building plans include a pool, tennis courts and farm. These come after the College had a busy 2017 and 2018 refurbishing its classrooms, libraries, sporting facilities and outdoor spaces.
Opened in 2017, the College’s exciting Research and Next Centre upstairs features a bright and engaging Senior Research Library and downstairs a future-focused Digital Hub. The building was designed to enable students to further develop their skills of Collaboration, Creativity, Communication and Critical Thinking by working in this cutting-edge space.
The Digital Hub features a mixed realities room, conference room, video wall, Z Space tablets, Surface Studios, HP Sprouts, 3D printers, a competition size robotics table, humanoid robots, floor projectors, drones and more.
Set on over 30 hectares of natural bushland in Waterford, the spacious co-educational Canterbury College campus houses over 1400 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.