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School grounds and classrooms

Our school is all on ground level on approximately 10 hectares. It consists of 17 large buildings with four classrooms in each of the teaching blocks. Built in 1971, the school is located on spacious grounds with a very large oval and several large covered play areas. It is purpose built to be wheel chair and pram friendly.   
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New Large Covered Area
In 2015 the school’s P&C had raised sufficient funds to contribute over $40,000 towards the construction of the first half of a large roof over the Year 1-2 eating area.  The school also received some additional DET funding that allowed for the building of a covered walkway between L Block and J Block.
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Special Education Program (SEP) Purpose Built Facility
In 2011 the school was provided with a new building to provide specialised facilities for the many children with special needs. It is set up for use with mainly the Early Childhood Development Program and other young children in the SEP in Prep and Year 1.
 
State Schools of Tomorrow
In 2010 this state government funded project enabled us to have built a very large car park for parents, visitors and staff. It features a safe set down and pick up area beside the hall.
 
Building Education Revolution (BER)
In June 2010 Heatley State School's Library and Hall became operable. As part of this federal initiative, Heatley State School also had some other significant refurbishments (called National School Pride - NSP). Upgrades included: the large covered play area, refurbishment of the old library into new offices and refurbishment of two Special Ed Program classrooms to accommodate an Early Childhood Development Program. An official opening of these facilities occurred during the 40th Anniversary Celebrations, 29th April 2011. 
   
Mr. Ray Dale, founding principal of Heatley SS (seen above left) turned the first sod for the
new buildings on 28th August 2009 and then in 2011, he (above right) opened the new Hall, named after him. Sadly in 2013 Mr. Dale passed away at the age of 83.              
 
Toy Shed
In 2008, a large shed was built at the back of the school through funding from Department of Communities and a partnership with Townsville Child's Play Association and Playgroup QLD. This is a Toy Library facility. The two community groups offer opportunities for parents to borrow good quality toys for their children.