ST Gerard's Catholic Primary School students in Westminster celebrated the opening of their new classroom block last week.
The new block, built with the help of almost $1 million of Federal funding, includes six classrooms, a lift, a stairwell, amenities, walkways to link existing buildings and the purchase of furniture and equipment.
Principal Mark Miloro said the new classrooms replaced ones that were starting to show their age and required a lot of maintenance.
‘The new classrooms are spacious, airy and light,’ he said. ‘They offer a wonderful learning space where flexible learning can occur, which means that teachers can use the classrooms to enable students to work independently, in small groups or as a whole class, depending on the type of activity being undertaken.
‘The classrooms have a ‘break out’ wet area for students to work away from the rest of the class on individualised work with an education assistant or to use computers in their learning.’
Stirling MP Michael Keenan opened the new facilities, saying they were an important part of ensuring that students got a great education.