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Education

Opening Of St Ignatius Multi-Purpose Hall

Drysdale students now have a bigger and better multi-purpose hall to learn in, thanks to the State Government.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today visited St Ignatius College to officially open its new multi-purpose hall comprising a two-court gymnasium, exercise room, PE classrooms and staff offices.

Ms Neville said, “St Ignatius is a great school and I have enjoyed working with the school in planning, funding and now opening this new facility.  I congratulate the entire school community led by Principal Michael Exton for their efforts”.  

Ms Neville said that “St Ignatius has a terrific sports program and this new facility will further add to this program, especially for indoor sports like basketball and in the winter where many of the activities are conducted indoors”. 

“In addition the facility will also be made available to organisations like the Bellarine Peninsula Basketball Association, opening up the facility to hundreds of basketballers across the peninsula”’ she added. 

This project benefited from a $2 million investment from the State Government.  It is one of the many Victorian schools that benefited from the Government’s $120 million Capital Funding Program for Non-Government Schools.

More than one third of Victorian students attend a Catholic or independent school and only the State Government will make sure they have the modern facilities they need to achieve their best.

The Labor Government will open 100 new schools over the next eight years to ensure all students have a great local education.