Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino
Second Campus For Richmond High School Opens Doors
Victor P Taffa
Richmond families can now access a new, state-of-the-art vertical secondary school, with the Griffiths Street campus of Richmond High School officially open.
Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Richmond Richard Wynne, Principal Colin Simpson and the Year 7 and 8 students and teachers to celebrate the opening of the Griffiths street campus, complete with 4 storey main building with plenty of classrooms and flexible space.
“Victoria’s population is booming, and we have got on with the job of building and upgrading schools across the state to meet the needs of our growing communities.” Minister for Education James Merlino said.
“Now fully open, Richmond High School is more than just a great new local school, it will be a hub that provides great facilities that everyone in the community can be proud of.”
$43 Million school also gives local students access to exciting sporting facilities, including competition grade netball courts, that will be shared with residents to fully embed the school with the local community.
Richmond High School opened last year with Year 7 students based on the Gleadell Street campus.
Richmond High School was designed by Hayball and built by McCorkell Constructions and ADCO Constructions.
Andrews Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great school and has invested $3.8 Billion in the past 4 years to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.
State Government will also open 100 new schools across the state over the next 8 years.
“Community campaigned hard for this school after the Liberals closed Richmond High School, and to see it completed is a reward for all of that hard work.” Member for Richmond Richard Wynne said.
Victoria’s school building boom has delivered new schools and more than 1,300 school upgrades supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.