Expansion on the cards for school


Tara Murray

Mickleham Primary School is set to grow.

The state government has allocated $7.49 million to plan for an expansion of the school’s site and a rebuild as part of the Infrastructure Planning and Acceleration Fund.

The fund paves the way for 33 schools across the state to start planning for upgrades and new builds.

With detailed designs being developed now, it will mean the projects will be ready to start when capital funding is allocated in a future state budget.

Yuroke MP Ros Spence said it was important to see a school like Mickleham Primary School continue to provide for pupils in the future.

“Mickleham Primary is a historic and iconic part of our community,” she said.

“We’re ensuring that this important local school is able to provide a terrific education to local kids for decades to come.”

“I’d like to pay tribute to retiring school principal Sue Crispe, who has been a tireless advocate on behalf of the Mickleham Primary community. I’m very grateful to Sue for her outstanding leadership, and I look forward to working with acting principal Julie Le Guen in these exciting months ahead.”

The Victorian School Building Authority will work with school communities and provide principals and school leaders with ‘bricks and mortar’ training, which covers the process schools should follow to successfully manage their project.