Upgrade underway at schools

AFTER “years of neglect” work has finally begun on major upgrades at Birrong Boys and Girls high schools.

Joining State Education Minister Prue Car for the announcement and sod-turning, was former Birrong Girls High School student and now State MP for Auburn, Lynda Voltz, who said the school’s vibrant, multicultural, multi-faith school communities had much to be proud of and new facilities would help foster a real sense of school pride.
“These two schools obviously hold very special memories for me … I know these new facilities at both schools will help give more students the chance to learn and discover and grow,” she said.
Improvements at the girls school include a new multipurpose hall, a new covered outdoor learning area, additional classrooms, a new Visual Arts learning unit, a refurbished materials learning unit, new administration and staff areas, and improvements to landscaped outdoor areas. The boys school will receive improvements to its multipurpose hall and covered outdoor learning area, new classrooms, specialised science learning spaces, a new Food Technology unit, a new 3D printing and laser cutting space, new administration and staff areas, refurbishment of the student support unit and improvements to its landscaped outdoor areas.
Ms Car said the students had waited far too long these upgrades which would mean the schools would finally receive first-class facilities for students.