WARRINGA PARK SCHOOL

Mr PALLAS (Werribee) (09:36:49): I rise to update the house on my recent visit to Warringa Park School in Werribee to celebrate the Andrews government’s $12.4 million investment to complete the first stage of the school’s Cayleys Road campus upgrade. Our investment, part of $3.8 billion invested since 2014 to build and upgrade over 1300 Victorian schools, will transform the tired old classrooms and facilities by upgrading the school’s administration building and constructing new classrooms and a multipurpose room. Thank you to Warringa Park principal Marie Hayes, teachers, students and parents who joined me to celebrate the government’s investment in this wonderful school. I was delighted to enjoy a coffee from the student-run Café 11. It was so good it would be the envy of Fitzroy. This cafe is just one of the innovative programs at Warringa Park designed to teach students real-world skills within a nurturing school environment. Thank you to the wonderful staff and students for welcoming me back to Warringa Park School. The future for them is bright, as it is for education right throughout our state, given the Andrews Labor government’s continuing effort to invest and grow our skill base and our learning communities.