Primary school gets makeover

By Jessica Micallef

Tylden Primary School pupils will soon be learning in new and improved classrooms.

The school has been provided with $255,000 to upgrade two portable buildings, as part of the state government’s school maintenance funding blitz to every government primary and secondary school in Victoria.

Renovations to one of the school’s portable buildings will include the removal of asbestos, replacing exterior cladding, guttering, fascia and roof, replacing carpet, installing a new acoustic ceiling and accordion door, installing new air-conditioners, repainting the walls and installing new whiteboards.

The government also provided $75,000 to refurbish a second portable building at the school which will include replacing carpet, installing new air-conditioners and painting and repairing the walls and ceilings. Works are expected to start in term four and will take about eight weeks to complete.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the money would provide pupils and staff with modernised facilities.

“This upgrade is about more than giving Tylden Primary students the school facilities they deserve,” she said.

“It is about helping build community pride in a great school. Across Victoria, we are building and upgrading schools so our students have the best facilities [and] our classrooms have the best teachers.”