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Kindergarten arrives on wide load convoy

MOVING DAY: Senior education leader of the Toowoomba Diocese John Coman, with Chris Taylor and principal Donaugh Shirley inside the kindergarten block.
MOVING DAY: Senior education leader of the Toowoomba Diocese John Coman, with Chris Taylor and principal Donaugh Shirley inside the kindergarten block. Alexia Austin

CONSTRUCTION of the St John's Catholic School Kindergarten has entered its final stage, with the building being craned onto the school premises on Monday.

The pre-built kindergarten block was transported from Brisbane via truck convoy on the weekend.

Brisbane based construction company Fleetwood and Brett Cherry builders are finishing the interior of the building, with the facility due to open on March 12.

Senior education leader of the Toowoomba Diocese John Coman said the new facility would help both local parents and children.

"It's a really exciting project,” Mr Coman said.

"There is a real need for the members of this community and the wider Roma community to have a kindergarten here.

"All the studies have shown that it is actually needed and we think it's a good addition to a wonderful school that is growing and providing wonderful services to the community.

"Early years education is vitally important, particularly in a world where parents work and need to have their children taken care of in a nice environment and where they get the preparation for their learning in later life.”

St John's principal Donaugh Shirley said the kindergarten would make a good addition to the three other early learning businesses in Roma.

"It was very exciting, not just for us but for the children as well,” she said.

"The building came in five separate pieces on five separate wide load trucks and they were put together like a Lego set in a day.

"The big thing for us is that the facilities, plus the outside-of-school-hours care, offers parents a one-stop- drop for their children from three years old right up to Year 12.”

"This project has been exciting for me and the business,” Fleetwood site supervisor Chris Taylor said.

"It's great to be a part of delivering forward thinking educational facilities to the Roma community.”


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