Thursday, 30 March 2017

Morwell students today celebrated Morwell Central Primary School’s Open Day, which has brought together three local primary schools and more than 400 students into one brand new campus.

Representing Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing unveiled the school’s plaque to formally commemorate the opening of the school.

Morwell Central combines the former Commercial Road, Morwell and Tobruk Street Primary Schools as part of the $18.5 million Morwell Regeneration Project.

Students, staff, families and community members celebrated the official opening with a barbeque, welcome to country and a traditional Koori dance.

Morwell Central Primary School is one of 10 new schools opening in 2017, and one of 42 schools in the construction pipeline thanks to an unprecedented $1.8 billion investment in school infrastructure.

For two years the Andrews Labor Government has invested in building the Education State so every community can access a great school and every student is supported to reach their full potential.

More information on more than 1,000 building projects going on across Victoria is available on the Victorian School Building Authority’s website:

Quotes Attributable to Minister for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing:

“The community support at today’s official opening shows that Morwell Central Primary School has already established itself as a hub in the community.”

“This new school is one of the very best in the entire State, and it will make a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of Morwell students and will serve the community for decades to come.”

“The Morwell Regeneration Project is a flagship project for the Education State with an $18.5 million investment in Morwell schools.  This sends an important message of potential and momentum, not just to students, but to the entire community.”