Carnegie Primary School Upgrade Officially Opened By Minister

Carnegie Primary School Upgrade Officially Opened By Minister

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino

$5.5 Million Boost For Carnegie Primary School

Victor P Taffa

Carnegie Primary School students now have the world-class facilities they need to thrive, thanks to a $5.5 Million investment by the Andrews Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today visited Carnegie Primary School to officially open the school’s new facilities and announce $129,000 of additional funding for landscaping works.

“We are proud to invest in Carnegie Primary School and it is exciting to see the benefits these upgrades will bring to the students, staff and the whole local Carnegie community.” Minister for Education James Merlino said.

These works will include concrete paving, timber seating, play equipment, an area for sand play, garden beds and grassed areas.

Carnegie Primary School’s capital upgrade features a brand-new games hall with a state-of-the-art stadium with spectator seating, and specialist learning spaces.

Design of the new Games Hall responds to the architecture of the school’s existing historic buildings, by referencing and incorporating key elements to create a cohesive, integrated and contemporary design.

“It’s wonderful to see the positive impact these upgrades have made to the school and I can’t wait to see the continued benefits for the next generation of students who walk through these doors.” Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos said.

Upgrades also include a refurbishment of student and staff amenities, a new canteen and landscaping to encourage outdoor learning and nature play.

Improved school buildings create a sense of pride amongst students, staff and families, facilitating learning in a contemporary, collaborative and nurturing environment.

Carnegie Primary School is part of the Andrews Government’s school building boom that will see 100 new government schools open by 2026.

Andrews Government has invested $5.6 Billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.