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Assisting with the development of a second multipurpose court within the Eagleby State School

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Sandra Eastwood
5 Colburn Court

Total Signatures - 124

Sponsoring Member: Michael Crandon MP

Posting Date: 19/12/2014

Closing Date: 6/02/2015

Tabled Date: 26/03/2015

Responded By: Hon Kate Jones MP on 28/04/2015

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland Residents draws to the attention of the House the vital need for an additional multipurpose court at Eagleby State School, which is a community hub for our area.  We pride ourselves on our culture and achievements in a community that struggles with poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse.  As a result, education and learning are not always a priority over survival.  Our community has built a strong resilience and identity through sport.  High achievers in sport are much admired and so the model of determination, working hard towards a goal and attempting what appeared impossible, provide vital foundations for our children.  Sport in our school community is a key to motivating aspirations and learning outcomes.  It is through this cultural value and belief in our community that we motivate and engage students through their sporting ambitions, to be determined with their learning in the classroom.  Our school has 500 students and only one multipurpose court which is overcrowded at every break, that conflict between player is experienced.  Our students want to express themselves through sport and build their skills, however our current lack of facilities can be frustrating for all our community.  An additional multipurpose court would provide a meaningful facility to our identity as a community.  We estimate that such a facility would require approximately $160,000 in funding.  


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to take whatever action it deems necessary to assist the development of a second multipurpose court within the Eagleby State School.