Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann, today officially opened the new $3 million state-of-art library and classrooms at Canberra Grammar Primary School.
The new facilities were built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution, under the Primary Schools for the 21st Century program.
The contemporary, new year 3 and year 4 classrooms replace smaller spaces that have now been renovated into specialised music and enrichment teaching spaces.
The new primary library includes a computer lab, meeting spaces and an area designed to encourage parents to engage with learning and use the facility.
Ms Brodtmann said that 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.
‘I am delighted that this particular project has supported the employment of 25 workers. This is what we strived to achieve – this is the essence of the Economic Stimulus Plan,’ Ms Brodtmann said.
“The new facilities are not only a benefit to the school, they are supporting stronger social networks and community cohesion.
‘It is tremendous to be here today to celebrate the opening of these innovative and exciting learning facilities and to witness first hand, the impact this has had on Canberra Grammar Primary School and the local community.”