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At last! We have our school

08 Feb 2018

At last! We have our school Image

The brand new vertical South Melbourne Primary School on Ferrars St, Southbank officially opened its doors to the local community last month.

Premier Daniel Andrews joined principal Noel Creece, Member for Albert Park Martin Foley, City of Port Phillip Mayor Bernadene Voss and Minister for Education James Merlino on January 30 to help unveil the school.

At the time of opening, the school had already enrolled 109 prep students and Noel Creece said the school was very excited about engaging with the local community.

Principal Noel Creece gave Premier Daniel Andrews a tour of Southbank’s new state of the art primary school on January 30.

Designed by Hayball Architects and built by ADCO Construction, the five-storey school features a range of modern teaching, learning and recreational play spaces.

It also includes facilities that the community can share so that the school is fully embedded in neighbourhood life.

“We want everyone to come out of their buildings from South Melbourne, Southbank, South Wharf and come together,” Noel Creece said. “We’re going to integrate with all of the businesses around here and we’re very excited to become part of the community.”

The opening provided a bitter sweet moment for local families, many of whom had long campaigned for a new local primary school for many years.

Together with the opening of South Melbourne Park Primary School in Albert Park in 2019, the new schools will accommodate more than 1000 students entering school over the next five years.

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