Koroit is reaping the benefits of a $2.1 million Brumby and Rudd Government investment in its school’s facilities.
Opening the project today, Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government contributed $1.4 million to the new facilities with $600,000 contributed from the Federal government.
“Koroit Primary School students deserve to go to a school with modern facilities where they can learn to their full potential,” Ms Tierney said.
“This project has been a positive outcome for the Koroit and District Community in preserving the community’s heritage while achieving the Brumby Government’s commitment to renew, rebuild or refurbish educational facilities”
“This project reinforces the government’s commitment to regional and rural Victoria.”
The new facilities will enable the school to develop a wider range of teaching programs based around flexible groupings of students and allow staff to work together to allow mentoring and coaching to take place.
Ms Tierney said the project included:
– the construction of 4 new general purpose classrooms and student amenities
– modernisation and refurbishment of the school’s heritage building to serve as administration, library and staff facilities
– the work included maintaining facades of the old main school building and the original school residence
– the buildings have been refitted internally as well as restored externally
– the teaching and learning spaces have been newly built to meet both the pedagogical and model environmental sustainability needs
“This is a great outcome for the school community and is an example of what’s happening in schools across Victoria to create 21st century learning environments,” Ms Tierney said.
Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government was committed to providing all Victorian students with a great start in life in high-quality schools equipped for modern teaching and learning practices.
The upgraded facilities are part of the Brumby Government’s Victorian Schools Plan to fund the rebuilding, renovation or extension of all government schools by 2016-17.
“Education continues to be the Brumby Government’s number one priority,” Ms Tierney said.