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Surfside Primary School Upgrade Opened

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today visited the Surfside Primary School in Ocean Grove to officially open the schools  $1.486 million classroom upgrade and outdoor sensory garden.

The investment is part of the State Governments Inclusive Schools Fund, designed to ensure every Victorian child has access to a great education in modern , inclusive facilities.

The  works included a complete  upgrade and refurbishment of  ten classrooms , designed to allow adjacent rooms to interact,  forming  a more collaborative modern  learning environment for students.

In addition,  upgrade works were also carried out to the school’s library and student toilets.

Design work was completed by Sibling Architecture and Rendine Construction undertook the build.

Outdoors, a sensory garden  has been established making play areas more inclusive for all students of all abilities.

The garden was designed by  Architecture P/L  and Searle Brothers carried out the installation.

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.

Quotes Attributable to Lisa Neville MP

“Surfside Primary is a great school led by Principal Peter Walsh and I congratulate the entire school community for their work in achieving this important upgrade.”

“Modernisation of the classrooms will ensure all students at Surfside Primary will continue to receive a first-class education in the first-class facilities they so deserve.”

“The Sensory Garden is a wonderful and  important addition to the school, enabling students of all abilities to enjoy even more their outdoor play areas.”