The Andrews Labor Government is investing record funding in our schools to make Victoria the Education State.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP was proud to visit Narre Warren South P-12 College yesterday to officially open the College’s new performing arts centre.
Mr Maas represented the Minister for Education at the opening of the Judith Graley Performing Arts Centre where he was taken on a tour of the new facility by Principal Peter Thatcher and student leaders, and treated to musical performances by the talented students.
The Victorian Government provided $5.42 million towards this important project that was delivered by Hede Architects and Interface Constructions, with Narre Warren South P-12 College contributing $500,000.
The new performing arts centre is a fantastic new space for the school where students can develop their skills and showcase their many talents and includes an orchestra pit, lighting and sound room, and retractable seating.
The upgrade will support the school’s FUSION Performing Arts Program which assists students with their personal growth, self-discipline and creative thinking.
The State Government is also ensuring that every child has access to a great education with modern learning environments to better equip and prepare students with critical skills needed for future success.
By reforming schools, the Victorian Government is transforming communities. By sharing sport, cultural and health facilities, schools are becoming neighbourhood hubs.
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 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:
“The new performing arts centre at Narre Warren South P-12 College will provide so many opportunities for the students and wider community as a dedicated space for our up and coming musicians and artists.”
“I am sure that this centre will foster the talents of students for generations to come and will be the place where so many parents and families form lasting memories of their children’s performances.”
“Education is no longer just about classrooms, pen and paper. Modern learning is about providing 21st Century spaces that support students as they find their passions, follow their curiosity, and prepare for the future."
19th May 2021