Australian Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan officially opened Stafford Heights State School's multi-million dollar Building the Education Revolution (BER) funded multi purpose hall on 30 November, honouring his strong connection with the school community.
The Federal member for Lilley, said he was proud to be unveiling the BER facility to the local community, commending the efforts of School Principal Allan Meincke for his dedication and vision for the future of Stafford Heights.
The $2 million multi purpose hall caters for more than 200 people, featuring 21st century technologies with a data projector and drop down screen.
Facilities, such as Stafford Heights' new multipurpose hall support the state government's emphasis on the importance of physical activity and the expansion of the performing arts in the state school curriculum.
They also provide a venue for schools to showcase the achievements of its students and can serve as a useful community asset.
Principal Allan Meincke said a multi purpose space for students was a long winded dream; the school thought would take years to become a reality.
"This is something the community wanted for a very long time, it was a pipedream for many years," he said.
"It really is a multi purpose space and has been used for formal assemblies, sport, activities and community events.
"We are just elated that this has happened to us."
Mr Meincke said the official opening would not have felt as special without the presence of Mr Swan.
"Wayne Swan is a strong supporter for the school, and is no stranger to the area," he said.
"This opening couldn't go ahead without his presence; it is the icing on the cake."
The Australian Government provided $2,000,000 in funding to Stafford Heights State School under Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) for the multi purpose hall.
An additional $125,000 was provided under the National School Pride (NSP) element for minor refurbishments at the school.