Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today visited Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School to open its new multi-purpose learning centre.
The centre incorporates four general learning areas , a collaborative area , extra hall and staff space and extension to the school’s car park.
After consultation with the community and traditional owners, the centre has been named “Djila Tjarri”, a local Wathaurong word for “play”.
The $3.335 million project was made possible through a funding partnership between the school, which raised $1.335 million, and the State Government which contributed $2 million.
In the past seven years, the Victorian Government has invested more than $10.9 billion in building new schools and more than 1,700 school upgrades, creating around 13,500 jobs in construction and associated industries.
It is now ahead of schedule in its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 62 new schools opening between 2019 and 2024.
Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville
“Our Lady Star of the Sea is a great school and I have been pleased to work with Principal Kerryn Sells and her team in securing State Government funding to build this first-class multi-purpose hall.
The partnership between the Our lady Star of the Sea and the State Government has ensured students have the best facilities, classrooms have the best teachers and as a result each child is given every chance to succeed.”
The Bellarine is fortunate to have a network of quality schools right across the peninsula including of course Our Lady Star of the Sea .