27 April 2016

Students at Yarram Primary School will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State.

Harriet Shing MP, Member for Eastern Victoria Region today announced $4 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go towards an upgrade to the school’s ageing facilities, ensuring students have the modern spaces they need to learn.

The funding will go towards modernising and upgrading classrooms, library, the administration areas, and toilets.

It’s the latest step in making Victoria the Education State, where every student gets the chance to fulfil their potential and can access a school with great facilities.

Building, fixing, upgrading, and modernising Victoria’s schools give our students and teachers the learning environment they need to achieve their best.

Throughout the state, hundreds of new school infrastructure projects are underway, just like the one about to start at Yarram Primary School.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino:

“Better facilities will mean better outcomes for students at Yarram Primary School.”

“We’re making Victoria the Education State, where every child has access to a great education and can achieve their potential.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing:

“It was clear from my first visit to meet with the Principal, parents and staff at Yarram Primary School last year that students are well supported with stimulating and innovative activities, but now – at long last – they’ll get the facilities and buildings they deserve.“

Primary students in Yarram shouldn’t have been left behind to make do with ageing and outdated buildings facilities for so long. This funding will ensure they have the fantastic learning spaces they deserve. It’s been a real privilege to work with students, parents, staff and the Rebuild Yarram PS group to deliver this important outcome for the area.”