Lockleys North Primary School opens new $3.2 million BER library and classrooms
Date: 07 December 2010
Mr Steve Georganas MP today attended the official opening of the new library and classrooms at Lockleys North Primary School in South Australia, built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
Mr Georganas also congratulated the 60 year 7 graduates, the first cohort of graduates to benefit from the new facilities.
Lockleys North Primary School received $3,200,000 under the National School Pride (NSP) program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the BER.
The BER is a key element of the Australian Government’s $42 billion Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan to support jobs, stimulate local economies and invest in important infrastructure for the long term.
Mr Georganas congratulated Lockleys North Primary School on their new facilities and spoke of the benefit to both the school and local community.
‘This is the next exciting phase in Building the Education Revolution—seeing the actual impact on students and celebrating learning outcomes as we do today with these young graduates,’ Mr Georganas said.
‘I’d like to congratulate all involved in bringing this project to completion ahead of schedule.'
‘It has been fantastic to see the principal, school staff, parents and tradespeople working together to deliver these important projects. Now that they are completed, teachers and students in our local schools will be teaching and learning in 21st Century facilities that they so richly deserve.’
The $14.1 billion P21 element is providing funding to over 7900 eligible primary schools in every state and territory for major new infrastructure
‘It is tremendous to be here today to celebrate the opening of the facilities and to witness first hand, the impact this has had on Lockleys North Primary School and the local community.
‘I am also delighted that this particular project has supported the employment of approximately 80 workers. This is what we strived to achieve – this is the essence of the Economic Stimulus Plan,’ Mr Georganas said.