Adjournment: Clifton Springs Primary School

23 March 2023

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education.

The action I seek is for the minister to visit Clifton Springs Primary School to inspect the ongoing redevelopment works currently being undertaken at the school.

Clifton Springs Primary School is a great local primary school led by the very dedicated principal Meg Parker and her team. Having been built back in the 1980s, the school’s facility was ageing and needed an upgrade and modernisation.

In recognising this, in 2018 the Andrews Labor government committed $500,000 to develop a master plan. On that master plan’s completion, thanks to hundreds of hours put in by the school, once again the Andrews Labor government supported the school by committing $15.6 million for future construction.

This stage, scheduled for completion in September, will equip the school with a new learning centre incorporating specialist arts, science, engineering, maths and food technology facilities. In addition, a new administration resource centre is being built, including a wellness centre integrated with the school’s current sensory garden.

As Clifton Springs grows in population, the Andrews government will support the school in continuing to provide a quality education to its students in a first-class facility. I know the school would welcome the minister on a works inspection visit.