Better classrooms and a new covered sports area will be part of an $8.28 million upgrade of Abbotsford Primary School (in inner Melbourne) which was built in 1877.
A lift to provide access for students with special needs, new toilets and stairs as well as upgrading teaching and learning spaces so they are fit for modern learning will also be on the cards.
There are also plans to replace fire, sewer and electrical services.
Global architecture firm GHDWoodhead will oversee the upgrade.
Abbotsford Primary School caters for students from Prep-Year 6, and is an internationally recognised Chinese/English bilingual school, with students undertaking 50 per cent of their learning in Chinese and 50 per cent in English.
Andrews Government has invested $2.5 billion to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state delivering more than 1,200 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 local construction jobs.
“Students and staff at Abbotsford Primary School deserve nothing less than the best facilities because we know that you can’t get a first-class education in a second-rate classroom,” said Premier Daniel Andrews.
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