New room for school

September 28, 2017

Nagambie Primary School’s Grades 4-6 students on their visit to Canberra last month.

Nagambie Primary School was fortunate enough to have a multi-purpose classroom placed in the eastern side of the school near the Goulburn St driveway entrance five years ago.

This modular building has been a real bonus to the school and has been used for assemblies, classrooms, school community days and many other purposes.

The Parents and Friends group financed a pavilion close to the eastern side of the school oval recently for small groups to work in the room, with occupational therapists, the P&F, the local junior cricket club and Auskick clubs to utilise the facility.

The sale of the school cook book helped support this project.

‘‘Although Nagambie Primary School is not a big school, due to an increase in school numbers, our school became entitled to another classroom,’’ principal Rob French said.

‘‘It was brought in by semi-trailers in five modular parts, (each weighing about four tonnes) on September 14.’’

The Victorian Department of Education contracted Fleetwood Project Management from Bendigo to supply, deliver and assemble the classroom.

Preps and Years 1, 2 and 6 stayed at school during the classroom placement, and the other grades visited other local schools around the district.

‘‘The massive crane had two attachments rigged onto it, and balancing weights to enable it to easily lift the classroom parts into position over the first multi-purpose classroom,’’ Mr French said.

‘‘It was done so easily and effortlessly in no time.’’

Mr French regards the new classroom as a great new resource for the school and community once the final services have been connected.

It will be used for temporary purposes until the end of 2017, then as two classrooms from 2018 onwards.

—Diane Grant

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