A $2.25m redevelopment transforming Craigmore South Primary School’s entrance, administration and canteen facilities will be officially opened today.
Craigmore South Primary School received funding for the project after amalgamating with the co-located Craigmore South Junior Primary School in 2013.
Education and Child Development Minister Susan Close said the redevelopment marks the final step in uniting the two schools together.
“This is the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to the new direction the primary school is heading after its amalgamation,” Dr Close said.
“The administration building looks fantastic; it’s very warm and inviting for visiting guests, parents, students and staff.
“It gives the school a completely new look from the streetscape and reflects the school in a positive way.”
The new administration building houses the school’s reception area, leadership offices, meeting rooms, staff preparation and storage areas, and a new staff room. A new canteen has also been built.
Craigmore South Primary School A/Principal Nathan Taylor said the school community has been very positive about the new buildings.
“The redevelopment has been a welcome facelift for our school,” Mr Taylor said.
“The administration building is the first place people report to, and thanks to the redevelopment we can be really proud of it.
“The new canteen is large and modern and it’s a great place for our canteen manager and volunteers to work each day.
“We often have students help out in the canteen and they too get to enjoy the benefits of a first class space.”
Dr Close will unveil a plaque and tour the new facilities today from 10am.