Simpson Primary Schoolis one of 16 schools across the state set to receive between $300,000 and $500,000 for modifications and upgrades under the Better Schools Today program.
Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria said the school would receive $450,000 to internally refurbish general purpose classrooms and the library to consolidate the school into existing spaces.
“This is fantastic news for Simpson Primary School, as it will transform the look and feel of the school and improve teaching and learning opportunities,” Ms Tierney said.
“This shows that the Brumby Government is getting on with the job of rebuilding, extending or renovating every school across Victoria, as we promised to do under the $1.9 billion Victorian Schools Plan.
“We are creating modern and innovative teaching spaces and facilities that reflect the high-quality learning practices taking place in Victorian schools.”
Better Schools Today projects in the 16 schools will include new classrooms, refurbishments to existing classrooms, libraries, science areas, staff areas, toilets, extending a gymnasium to include a music room, remodelling entrance foyers and reconfiguring spaces into flexible learning areas.
“This project is an important renovation of Simpson Primary School, it will make a significant difference for students and teachers,” Ms Tierney said.
“Every student deserves to go to school in high-quality, spacious classrooms in which they feel comfortable, enthusiastic and ready to learn.”
Ms Tierney said the Brumby Government continued to make education its number one priority.
“We have an extra 8,000 teachers and staff employed in our schools since 1999, record low average class sizes and record investment in school buildings.”