Mr CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (14:12:28) — This morning I was very pleased to join the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education at the official opening of the $6.39 million redevelopment of Rosanna Golf Links Primary School. We were joined by 527 students, including the senior concert band members, conducted by Aaron Vreulink, school council president Matthew Oates, principal Kelly Morrow and student leaders Dylan Starmans and Elise Black. Our special guests included the inspiring Professor Graeme Clark, AC, who opened the upgraded deaf facility. Professor Clark’s discoveries led to the first multichannel cochlear implant to bring hearing and speech effectively and safely to severely and profoundly deaf children across the world.
My thanks to those parents who worked so hard on Sunday at the working bee to ensure our school was looking its best this morning. Thanks also to the parents, teachers and friends association for their work raising funds for the two synthetic basketball courts. It is always a team effort at Rosanna Golf Links. I know how thankful I am to be a parent at Rosanna Golf Links Primary School. To the teaching and support staff: our children are in great hands.