Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today visited Leopold Primary School to open its $3.22 million upgrade.
The upgrade includes a new learning centre, consisting of 4 modern classrooms and a central break out space, allowing for flexible options of learning for students in smaller or larger groups. Also included in the centre are a number of teacher meeting rooms.
The upgrade also includes a new student presentation centre with tiered seating for 40 students.
In addition, the schools outdoor and sport facilities have been modernised featuring a synthetic sport field and running track, allowing for greater use of these areas especially in the winter months.
The new all-weather sporting facilities can be utilised by the wider Leopold community outside of school hours.
And the staff carpark car park has also been sealed, together with some refurbishments to existing buildings.
In opening the new facility Ms Nevile said “Leopold Primary is a great school and I congratulate the entire school community on the completion of this upgrade”.
“Over many years I have had the pleasure of working with, and for the school in ensuring it provides modern facilities for its students,” Ms Neville said.
“I commend Principal Stuart Bott, and importantly former Principal Jan Rollinson, on their leadership, and all teachers and staff for their hard work over the duration of the project.
My congratulations also to the School Council led by President Wayne Visser for their support and ongoing commitment to the school.
The upgrade ensures that Leopold students and teachers have first class facilities in which to learn and work for many years to come,” Ms Neville added.
The State Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.
A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the State Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.