Precinct’s on target


Precinct’s on target

Precinct”s on the way: LSC principal Brett Windsor discusses the future with the parents of Leongatha Primary School students Maree McFarlane, Tina Allen, Lisa Robinson and Jenny Buckland.

By Chris Brown
EDUCATION in Leongatha is abuzz with precinct excitement.
Last week parents, educators and community members heard how the precinct will revolutionise education in the town.
The special meeting was held in the Mesley Hall foyer on Tuesday night.
Draft plans of the new secondary college were revealed for the first time there.
The junior centre, senior centre, shared administration area, and art and design centre will cost up to $12 million.
The current technology building will remain largely unchanged.
Law requires that secondary college heritage buildings, near Mesley Hall, are maintained.
Leongatha Secondary College principal Brett Windsor said hopefully the new facilities will make the school the envy of the state.
“It’s a really exciting time for the college, primary school and community,” he said.
“We will have a school that is one of the most modern in the state.”
Construction of the secondary college stage could begin as early as winter if the State Government funds it in the May budget.
However building money could still be several years away.
South Gippsland Specialist School students moved into their new buildings on the precinct site last year.
Already three of the six concrete slabs have been poured for the primary school.
Students will make the move at the beginning of next year if the project remains on schedule.
The combined administration building will be in the existing secondary college staff centre and design building.
Like at Mirboo North the primary school administration will be on one side of the building and the secondary college’s on the other.
Flexible walls in the admin area conference room offer opportunities for relationships to grow between the two schools.
Primary school administration will operate out of the present secondary college West Campus library until the refurbishment is finished.
There was some concern from parents at the meeting about whether young children would be mixing with older teenagers.
Mr Windsor said there would be very little mixing of students.

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