New Armstrong Creek School opens
Armstrong Creek Education Precinct has opened this week with the first cohort of students through the doors at the new Armstrong Creek School.
The school has been built to support the Armstrong Creek urban growth area, the fastest growth area in the G21 region and one of the fastest in Victoria.
Gaining infrastructure and services for the growth area is a G21 priority project.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today (1 Feb 2018) joined the school community to celebrate the opening of the first stage of the unique new inclusive school, combining a primary and special school on one site.
The school will be embedded in neighbourhood life thanks to its community hub, which will be used by the school during the day and by the community outside of school hours including for before and after school care.
New facilities at the new combined school include a gymnasium with indoor courts, as well as outdoor courts, sporting fields, sensory rooms and gardens.
Armstrong Creek School will have the permanent facilities to accommodate 400 students at the primary school and 208 students at the special school.
The next stage of the Armstrong Creek Education Precinct will be to relocate Oberon High School onto the site, which will create the state-of-the-art education precinct needed by this fast growing local community.
Armstrong Creek School was designed by ClarkeHopkinsClarke architects and built by Watpac builders.
The State Government has invested $2.5 billion in the past three years to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.
Across the Geelong region this has included upgrades at Bellarine Secondary, Geelong High, Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary and Northern Bay P-12.
“The new Armstrong Creek School is part of our record investment to build and expand schools across the state – this is about giving our kids the very best education, in the very best facilities and with the very best teachers,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.
“We will always stand up for hard working families in Armstrong Creek and we’ll be there every step of the way as this great community grows and prospers.”
Member for Geelong Christine Couzens said she looked forward to continuing to work with the local community to make the next part of the Armstrong Creek Education Precinct a reality – giving Oberon High a new future as part of this great education project.
Source: Based on a State Government media release