We will continue to progress our kindergarten infrastructure program, providing for the establishment of up to 240 extra kindergarten services by 2014, in areas where they are most needed. Two new kindergarten services opened early in 2010 at Moorooka State School and Stretton State College, with another four to open during 2010. By the end of 2012, a total of 108 extra kindergarten services will have opened.
Infrastructure is one of our seven key priorities as we strive to deliver the best possible teaching and learning environments to help every student reach their full potential.
The quality of the schools in which our children learn is an important influence on their education. January this year saw two new schools open for business. Staff and students settled well into their new schools at Peregian Springs State School and Bay View State School - both constructed under the South East Queensland Schools Public Private Partnership Project. The Amberley District State School was one of three relocations that occurred during the year. The additional two relocations were Brisbane Bayside State College and Innisfail State College, a State Schools of Tomorrow initiative.
During 2009-10, DET, in partnership with the Australian Government, also delivered solar and other sustainable measures to over 600 schools.