Students in Seymour will enjoy brand new facilities the entire community can be proud of, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited Seymour College to announce Mitchell Shire Council will receive $3.7 million for the construction of an integrated community and learning hub at Seymour College.
The hub will consist of two early learning rooms with associated outdoor spaces, two maternal and child health rooms with a shared waiting area, and two consulting rooms.
The consulting rooms will be used to deliver specialist and allied health professionals such as early childhood intervention services, family services, counselling, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
The hub will also include a multi-purpose room that opens out to the outdoor play space that can be used for extended day care or as a meeting space for community meetings, school holiday programs, homework groups and group activities such as yoga, social groups and youth groups.
Services delivered from the hub will include Maternal and Child Health services, Early Learning services, extended day care, Allied Health, parenting and community groups, and much more.
The old multipurpose facility and squash court will also be demolished to make way for the construction of new middle and senior classrooms and facilities which will benefit the entire community.
The College already operates a hydrotherapy pool and community arts centre, trade training centre, sports stadium and football oval – amenities that are used by many local organisations during the year.
This latest funding announcement follows Seymour College sharing in a $12 million planning fund in last year’s Budget that will be used to begin planning school upgrades.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“Our Shared Facilities Fund is helping build much-needed community infrastructure in schools in Seymour and across Victoria.”
“These great new facilities will be shared between Seymour College and community groups – building a sense of community pride and making local services more accessible.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“These new facilities provide Seymour families with a one stop shop for child wellbeing and education from birth to year 12.”
“This project sends a strong message to the community that we are working with you to complete the Seymour College redevelopment and create an education and community precinct that Seymour can be proud of.”