Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!
It was great to see so many of you at our Acquaintance Evenings for students in years 1-7 this week. All teachers have spent numerous hours setting up their classrooms for a year of success and enjoyed the opportunity to share the structured, intentional and engaging learning environments they have created for your child. Over half of the 28 classroom teachers have moved their classroom from last year or are new to the school which provided some additional challenges. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that all teachers have done a great job in setting up their classroom learning environments for a year of success. As our STEM facilities works are completed, across the coming weeks, we will have even more outstanding learning spaces for your child.
Better Schools refurbishment
As you are aware, Better Schools work, funded at $6,000,000 is to be allocated to Grange Primary School. This work will provide a school refurbishment and will comprise of building works including additional classroom space, new toilet facilities, air conditioning, technology, upgraded learning areas across the school, kitchen garden, library, teacher preparation area, intervention and multi-purpose centre, the installation of a lift and upgraded car parking and nature play facilities. As the school numbers increase so has OSHC, so additional learning and play space will also support OSHC.
The Better Schools work will be staged over the next few years and therefore minimise school disruption. There should be no need for transportable classrooms to be brought in to house classes on a temporary basis. The information below is the planned DECD release of the scoping proposal. Nothing is decided upon- this is only the scope and big picture ideas proposal.
$6 million facilities upgrade at Grange Primary School
Planning is underway at Grange Primary School for the first stage of their Building Better Schools upgrade.
The plans propose to remove aged accommodation and provide new contemporary facilities through a combination of new facilities and refurbishment of existing accommodation.
The proposal includes the refurbishment of facilities to provide flexible learning areas with connection to break out spaces for small groups and also outdoor learning areas.
Amenities such as toilets and air-conditioning are planned for upgrade. It is proposed to improve street frontage along Surrey Street through new landscaping and fencing.
These initial plans are subject to further planning and may change.
Caption: Artistic impression of proposed new flexible learning areas. This concept illustration is not an exact representation of the upgrade.
Attached are further scoping concepts and plans based upon feedback from students, staff, parents and Governing Council. I’d appreciate any feedback you have on these plans, particularly about what is missing and can be added.
Grant Small, Principal
Grange Primary School