Building boom for Gisborne

Mary-Anne Thomas at Gisborne Primary School. Pic: Supplied

By Jessica Micallef

The state government will spend $10 million to upgrade Gisborne Primary School.

Maddison Architects have been appointed to design the new upgrades for the school, which will include the demolition of the current under-sized school gym, replacing it with extra classrooms and a new competition gymnasium.

Principal Julie Soutter said the upgrade meant the school would be brought into the modern era.

“It means we can get upgrades to tired old buildings and provide extra classrooms for the students and teachers,” Ms Soutter said.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas visited the primary school last month to discuss the project with staff and pupils.

She said the funding was great news for the school.

“I’m thrilled that this project will be designed by an architect the calibre of Peter Maddison,” Ms Thomas said.

“This is a great first step towards delivering the state of the art facilities that staff and students at Gisborne Primary deserve and that match the quality of teaching and learning.”

“Gisborne Primary is a great local school and this investment will enable the school community to continue to thrive.”