School receives upgrades

School Leaders Tess, Tobias, Miranda and Makayla with Clifton Springs Primary School principal Meg Parker, Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant and Minister for Education Ben Carroll. (supplied)

A $16.1 million upgrade for Clifton Springs Primary School was unveiled last week by Minister for Education Ben Carroll and Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant.

The upgrade and modernisation project replaced or upgraded the majority of the school’s facilities.

“These new and upgraded facilities is a huge win for the Clifton Springs Primary School community – offering a range of unique spaces for students to learn for years to come,” Ms Marchant said.

This project included a new STEM building, administration area, wellbeing space, staffroom, 16 classrooms and a new toilet block.

The new wellness space includes a sensory room as a quiet space for students. It also houses a welfare office, disability and inclusion worker office and a space for the mental health practitioners.

The upgraded library is larger with more spaces for students to read and learn, and the new art space includes a dedicated kiln room as well as general art spaces.

The science room has also been updated and includes Bunsen burner facilities for the first time.

This project also relocated portable classrooms and landscaped the school grounds.

“Students at Clifton Springs Primary School will greatly benefit from the new and upgraded facilities on offer – making it a fantastic place to learn,” Mr Carroll said.