School to upgrade administration wing


School to upgrade administration wing

THE Tarwin Valley Primary School will upgrade its administration block with $500,000 received in the 2018-19 State Budget.
Acting principal Gene Vanderzalm said the administration block was not functional and the analysis carried out showed it was the school building most in need of upgrading.
He said phase one of the project was now complete and had received approval.
Phase two included the development of the design for the upgrades, right through to sod turning.
“That will all be happening between now and August next year,” Mr Vanderzalm said.
The first step of phase two will be complete by October, the schematic design will be completed by March 2019 and the final tender will be awarded by mid 2019.
The sod must be turned on the upgrades by August 2019. Mr Vanderzalm said once work on the upgrades did commence, it shouldn’t be too disruptive for the students.
“The administration staff will need to move into a different space,” he said.
Mr Vanderzalm said it was exciting to receive the funding as one of only 16 schools in the state to be allocated money in the 2018-19 budget.
He said the school decided to focus on its administration area, as its learning spaces are all functioning well.
The school received funding around 10 years ago in the then State Government’s building education revolution to build a new classroom.
“It is a fantastic resource and is in perfect condition and the original school house is also still in great condition. It was built over 100 years ago and made to last,” Mr Vanderzalm said.
“The school also has several portables, which are fine as well.”

New look: Tarwin Valley Primary School acting principal Gene Vanderzalm said the school’s administration block will be upgraded after $500,000 was allocated to the school in the 2018-19 state budget.

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