Minister for Education Martin Dixon has officially opened the $10 million primary school campus of Hazel Glen College today with Member for Northern Victorian Amanda Millar and Liberal candidate for Yan Yean Sam Ozturk.
“This funding delivers 21st century facilities for students and teachers, designed to boost student learning,” Mr Dixon said.
Mr Dixon toured the $10 million primary campus, which opened this year and currently has 185 students. He also inspected works on the $11.5 million Stage 1 of the secondary school buildings, which will open next year with an expected intake of around 200 Year 7 students.
Mr Dixon said the Napthine Government had also delivered $12 million in the 2014-15 State Budget for Stage 2 of the secondary school, which will open in 2016.
“This investment will deliver a new two-storey building containing 28 purpose-built teaching and learning studios, a library and multimedia resource centre, high-tech lecture theatre, and Year 12 study space with kitchen and student amenities,” Mr Dixon said.
Hazel Glen College Principal Darryl Furze said the school had had an “absolutely outstanding first eight months”.
“We have great staff and with hundreds more students starting next year, things are about to really take off. It’s a very exciting time for the whole school community.”
Mr Ozturk said he has been a strong advocate for local education infrastructure.
“The opening of Hazel Glen College builds on the Napthine Government’s investment in the growing northern suburbs of Melbourne, including $4.7 million for Whittlesea Secondary College, $1.6 million for Wallan Primary School and a brand new primary school at Mernda, as part of a $191 million Public Private Partnership to deliver 11 new schools across Victoria,” Mr Ozturk said.
“The Napthine Government has delivered on all of its school commitments from the last
election, and is building a total of 23 new schools including Hazel Glen College,” Mr Dixon said.
The Napthine Government is building a better education system, with a record $9.2 billion for school education in 2014-15, $1 billion more than Labor’s last budget in 2010.