THERE is nothing quite like a fresh coat of paint to boost morale and start anew.
This was the feeling shared by the school community at North Parmelia Primary School after receiving a $20,000 donation to re-paint the school.
The money was donated by Deputy Premier Roger Cook as part of the State Government’s Local Projects Local Jobs program.
Principal Peter Elsegood said the school’s facade had become tired and worn.
“I’ve been here 10 years now and you can see the fading paint on the remaining building to be painted,” he said.
“There is some asbestos in the school buildings and the new paint will ensure that it continues to be sealed and safe.
“We are really pleased with the work and happy with the new colour scheme.”
He said $20,000 from the school’s P&C also went towards the work.
Mr Cook said the program was about stimulating the local economy.
“It’s about getting things moving again,” he said.