"It's one of the biggest things to happen at the school for a long time," said Linda Blom, describing Glass House Mountains State School's new Building the Education Revolution funded facilities.
Earlier this year the 103-year-old school located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast was awarded over $2.65 million in Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) and National School Pride (NSP) funding for a new hall, extensions to their resource centre, interactive white boards, and general school refurbishments.
Ms Blom, the school's Business Services Manager, said the new hall was larger than she originally thought it would be.
"It's big enough to accommodate all of our 397 students plus staff and parents.
"We haven't known what to call it. It's gone from being a hall to an auditorium, from a shed to a barn, to a convention centre and back to a hall," she said laughing.
"When we got our new tuckshop a few years ago, that was a big deal. We thought we had everything then and wouldn't get another thing. But this, this is just brilliant," she said.
The hall, which will be used for a variety of activities including school assemblies; physical education; instrumental music concerts and performances; discos, trivia and movie nights and lip synching competitions; includes a kitchen, a stage, and audio visual equipment. Adjoining the hall is the school's new science and technology centre.
The refurbishment of the school's resource centre included a new media and seminar room, an extended library and computer lab complete with new computers, while NSP funding allowed for classroom refurbishments, school grounds upgrade and a new school entrance.
Ray Brown, the school's P&C president, said the new facilities had given the school a higher profile.
"Everyone knows about the new facilities and it's been a real talking point in the local community," he said.
"It's been absolutely fantastic. A school hall was something the P&C has had in the pipeline for a long time but has been out of reach financially.
"We've had a number of school upgrades over the years, but this is really the icing on the cake," he said.
The Queensland Government is managing the implementation of Building the Education Revolution to Queensland state schools on behalf of the Australian Government.