NEW DOUBLE-STOREY RELOCATABLE BUILDING TO ADDRESS OVERCROWDING AT KENSINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Kensington Primary School will get a state-of-the-art double-storey relocatable building to meet growing enrolment demands.
 
The Andrews Labor Government invested a total of $63.6 million in new relocatable buildings in the Victorian Budget 2016-17, including the one Kensington Primary School is set to receive.
 
The new, modern relocatable building will help the school relieve overcrowding and meet current student growth.
 
Double-storey relocatables building incorporate the latest innovations to provide teachers and students with a modern learning environment, including:

  • double-glazed windows and improved insulation to reduce heat loss;
  • special wall and ceiling linings to reduce internal noise reverberation;
  • energy efficient design;
  • external window shades; and
  • inclusive access ramps.

Kensington Primary will be able to use its new relocatable building from the first day of term 1, 2017.
 
The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.
 
This means delivering the investment needed for new buildings, new upgrades and entirely new schools for our kids – because you can’t get a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms.
 
The Victorian Budget 2016-17 invests over $924 million in building new schools and upgrading classrooms, while a $200 million funding boost will help us better maintain existing school facilities.
 
This investment of more than $1.1 billion is the largest-ever investment in Victorian school infrastructure, breaking last budget’s record $730 million investment, and includes $375 million to plan, upgrade and rebuild at least 147 schools.
 
Quotes attributable to Jenny Mikakos MP

“The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State and that means ensuring that families have access to high-quality school facilities, like this one at Kensington Primary School.”

“We are delivering better school facilities in Kensington because we know that quality infrastructure gives our students and teachers the learning environment they need to achieve their best.”

“Providing schools like Kensington Primary with modern and safe learning spaces helps inspire students and teachers to achieve their best.”