St. Andrew’s Catholic Primary School students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas last week visited St. Andrew’s Catholic Primary School to open its $3.34 million upgrade, made possible thanks to a $1.65 million grant from the Andrews Government’s Non-Government Schools Fund.

The upgrades made at St. Andrew’s Primary School include refurbishment of their old library to provide new, modern administration spaces for staff, general learning areas, and the reconstruction of student amenities.

Just like St Andrew’s Primary School, independent schools right across Victoria are seeing big improvements thanks to the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund.

The Andrews Labor Government has allocated almost $250 million from the Fund so far, delivering almost 100 projects like these in partnership with Victoria’s independent and Catholic schools – which one in three Victorian students attend.

The Labor Government has invested more than $9 billion to deliver more than 1,600 school upgrades across Victoria, supporting over 10,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

This building boom will continue over the coming years, with the Government having already appointed builders to start delivering 14 new schools that will open in 2021.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“Local families can now enjoy great new facilities at St. Andrew’s Catholic Primary School.”