Strathaird Primary School is set to be upgraded with new facilities including a new eco cubby and toilet block thanks to a $10 million Andrews Government investment.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas, recently met with Ms Julie Kennedy, Principal of Strathaird Primary School, via Zoom to discuss the funding as announced in the Victorian State Budget 2020/21.
Strathaird Primary School has been developing their School Sustainability Masterplan and this significant Budget investment will support their commitment to environmental sustainability.
The $10 million will be used to build a state-of-the-art eco cubby which is a multipurpose facility including learning spaces and a kitchen for students, parent program sessions and for whole of school events.
The eco cubby will feature advanced technology innovations which will lead to lower energy use and reduced waste while enhancing the learning of students and their understanding of innovations in sustainability.
The Budget funding will also allow the school to build a new toilet block for their Year 5 and 6 students and to complete other important works around the school.
In the past five years, the Andrews Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs – and is now ahead of schedule for its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022.
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP
“This is such a huge investment for our community. Strathaird Primary School is a fantastic local school and I am so excited to see the development of the eco cubby as we continue to bring sustainable learning to Narre Warren South.”
“It is an honour to represent all our local schools in Parliament, and this investment in the State Budget 2020/21 builds on previous education funding in our area.”
“Our local schools deliver so much to our community as the bedrock of our future workers, leaders, artists, sports stars, and families. They deserve any assistance possible so they can continue to produce remarkable students and community members.”
1 December 2020