Students at Hampton Park Secondary College will soon be able to enjoy a brand-new STEAM centre (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics), with construction officially beginning with a sod turn on 11 May 2021.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas, was pleased to attend the event at Hampton Park Secondary College with Principal Wayne Haworth, students and teachers from the school, and representatives from the architecture and building firms to celebrate the commencing of works on the $3.9 million project.
WOWOWA Architecture and McColl Smith Projects are set to deliver the new STEAM facility by late 2021, allowing students and teachers to work collaboratively and utilise state-of-the-art technologies such as a 3D printer and robotics area.
This project is Stage 2 of works at Hampton Park Secondary College, building on the $2.62 million Stage 1 works that will provide for a new Senior Learning Centre at the school and $8.12 million Stage 3 works which includes planning and upgrade and modernisation works for a wellness centre and refurbishment of the administration and entrance area.
Since 2016, the Andrews Labor Government has invested over $14.5 million in Hampton Park Secondary’s upgrade, ensuring that the school has modern, functional facilities to keep delivering a high-quality education for local students.
In the past five years, the State 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 on 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:
“I am so excited to see action on the ground as Hampton Park Secondary College’s upgrade plans are taking shape and becoming a reality. The school’s upgrade is powering ahead and being delivered.”
“This new facility will assist staff and teachers to achieve the best education possible for their students, particularly in the STEAM fields.”
“We need to continue delivering 21st Century facilities and access to state-of-the-art technology to support our students and keep them inspired as they will be the ones contributing so much to our future.”
11th May 2021