Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Early opening for school refurbishment

WORK has not yet finished, but the refurbished New Norfolk Primary School was officially opened today, with Lyons Labor MHA David Llewellyn standing in for Premier and Education Minister David Bartlett. “To all intents and purposes, New Norfolk Primary School will present as a new school when all building work is complete,” Mr Llewellyn said.

State Government funding of $2.59 million covered the cost of a new classroom block on top of the existing Prep classroom, as well as the refurbishment of the majority of classrooms. Work started a year ago and a strong working relationship between the school, supervising architect and the builders had enabled the uninterrupted education of the school's growing student body. “This is no mean feat considering the potential for disruption presented by more than 12 months of major works on a school site," Mr Llewellyn said.

An additional $2 million in Federal Government "Education Revolution" funding had extended the project to include refurbishing the multi-purpose hall, library and other classrooms, as well as a $125,000 upgrade of playgrounds and the replacement of boundary fences.

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