Rosanna Families to Benefit from Brand New Classrooms

Students in Rosanna will enjoy a new suite of classrooms featuring modern facilities, thanks in part to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today visited St Martin of Tours Primary School in Rosanna to turn the first sod to mark the start of construction of the $3.5 million upgrade.

Ten new classrooms and a car park will be built to accommodate growing enrolments at the large Catholic primary school, which has over 500 students.

The Labor Government is contributing $1.5 million to the project, which is being funded in partnership with the school. Construction of the new building is expected to be complete by September 2018.

The funding boost forms part of the Labor Government’s $120 million investment to build and upgrade Catholic and independent schools across the state.

Non-government schools are an important part of Victoria’s education system, with more than one third of Victorian students studying at Catholic or independent schools.

The Government is investing billions of dollars to make Victoria the Education State – a state where every child, in every community, in every school, has access to a great education.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines

“St Martin of Tours Primary School in Rosanna is a highly regarded local school with a large number of students and these new classrooms will make a huge difference.”

“We are working closely with the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and Independent Schools Victoria to ensure funding boosts like this one are targeted to the areas of highest need.”

“Families in the Ivanhoe electorate have a variety of quality schools to choose from for their children.”

“Upgrades underway at Rosanna Golf Links Primary School and St Martin’s, totalling over $10 million will benefit the families of over 1,000 students”