Chaffey Secondary College students are thriving in $7.1 million worth of new state-of-the-art facilities.
Treasurer John Lenders, representing Education Minster Bronwyn Pike, today officially opened stage two of Chaffey’s building project in Mildura.
Chaffey’s new learning facilities cater for music, drama, the arts, fabrics and physical education studies and include a new staff and administration area.
“The great new facilities at Chaffey Secondary College demonstrate education is the number one priority of the Brumby Labor Government,” Mr Lenders said.
“We believe that students in Mildura – like all Victorian students – deserve the opportunity to shine by learning in world-class facilities.
“The Brumby Labor Government, in partnership with the Commonwealth, is building better schools so students can do better.
“We agree with Mildura parents that nothing is more important than a child’s education and the new facilities at Chaffey Secondary College will ensure a brighter and better future for students.”
Chaffey, which was established as Mildura Technical School in 1955, today caters for 583 students.
The $7.1 million second stage of construction was co-funded by the Brumby Labor Government, the Commonwealth, Mildura Rural City Council and the school community.
Member for Northern Victoria Region, Candy Broad, said today’s announcement followed the $4.25 million stage one project that provided state-of-the-art science and technology facilities in 2007.
“Chaffey Secondary College has also benefited from the Commonwealth Government’s National School Pride program, receiving $202,000 for lighting and seating upgrades in the school hall, and landscaping,” she said.
“The new state-of-the-art facilities for Chaffey Secondary College highlight how government and community can work together to build quality facilities for schools.
“With stage one and two now complete, Chaffey Secondary College students are reaping the benefits of the 21st Century learning facilities they deserve.”