Renovations boost learning

WORTH THE WAIT: Appreciating St Brigid’s Catholic School’s new library are (from left) school captains Phoebe Koop, 11, and Spencer Swinden, 11, Sisters Ancilla and Lorraine, who are daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, with (back) Burnie-Wynyard parish priest Fr Tony Kennedy and St Brigid’s principal Elaine Barrenger. Picture: Kelly Slater.PUPILS at St Brigid’s Catholic School, Wynyard, are celebrating the completion of new facilities at their school.
HangZhou Night Net

The official opening of the school’s new library, administration block and classroom refurbishments was celebrated yesterday.

The school community had been on the move for the past two years while the renovations were taking place, principal Elaine Barrenger said.

“The pupils were constantly having their surrounds changed as we refurbished the classrooms bit by bit,” Mrs Barrenger said.

“It wasn’t until late September last year that the students all moved into where they belonged,” she said.

The $2,125,000 renovations were part of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution project.

Federal Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom said the program was the single biggest investment in Australian schools in our history.

“Projects like the new library, administration area and classroom refurbishments at St Brigid’s Catholic School are making a real difference by improving the learning environment for our children,” he said.

As for the pupils’ opinion of their new classrooms, Grade 6 pupils Spencer Swinden, 11, and Phoebe Koop, 11, said the renovations were great.

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.

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