Minister opens $3 million Rosebud Primary School

Minister for Education Martin Dixon officially opened the $3 million redevelopment of Rosebud Primary School today.

On a tour of the new facilities Mr Dixon said the $3 million project, funded in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 Victorian State Budgets, had delivered modern teaching and learning facilities.

“The Napthine Government is building better schools for all Victorian students, and as a former teacher and principal, I am proud to invest in the future of Rosebud Primary School.

“As local member for Nepean I know this $3 million investment will benefit the students, staff and families of Rosebud Primary School for years to come,” Mr Dixon said.

The funding included master planning and a complete stage one rebuild, with six new classrooms for the junior school and the refurbishment of the original school building to house a dedicated music space for the whole school.

“The Victorian Coalition Government has delivered on all of its school commitments from the last election, including planning and funding the redevelopment of Rosebud Primary School,” Mr Dixon said.

“Since 2011, we have invested $1.1 billion in school capital, delivering 23 new schools and significantly upgrading hundreds of existing schools like Rosebud Primary School and Nepean Special School, which received $100,000 in the 2011-12 Victorian State Budget.”

Principal Tony Short said the new learning spaces had made a massive difference to the school.

“It has allowed the teachers to be more flexible in how they teach, which has led to the children being more calm and relaxed,” Mr Short said.

“The building is spacious, light and bright and is just fantastic. The children love learning in their new facility.”

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.