Upgraded Classrooms For Castlemaine Primary School

17 July 2019

Castlemaine students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited Castlemaine Primary School to open its just over $500,000 upgrade, which includes larger classrooms and the creation of a new library space.

The upgraded classrooms have been designed to make it easier for students to work in teams and smaller groups, allowing students to share ideas and work more creatively.

A classroom was also transformed into a library space and a new disabled toilet was installed in the main school building.

A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 11 schools across the state that will open in 2020 and 14 schools that will open in 2021.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“Local families can now enjoy great new facilities at Castlemaine Primary School. These are the facilities that Castlemaine children need, and deserve.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

“I’m delighted to see children in Castlemaine are getting access to the kind of facilities that will truly make a difference to their learning and to their lives.”

“Our local schools are doing a fantastic job educating our next generation. These upgrades at Castlemaine Primary School will give our teachers the tools to give students even more opportunities.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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