$2.4 million investment in Carisbrook Primary School

Students at Carisbrook Primary School will benefit from upgraded facilities to be announced in today’s state budget.

The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said she had received confirmation that $2.41 million had been approved in the budget to upgrade the historic school.

Ms Pulford said the massive investment will ensure kids from Carisbrook and district get the best start in life.

“I rang Principal Barb Wilson over the weekend to deliver the news and she was over the moon,” Ms Pulford said.

“This project will upgrade and modernise facilities at Carisbrook Primary School, including a much-needed refurbishment of classrooms and facilities,” she said.

“Kids can’t get a first-rate education in a second-rate classroom so this upgrade will really make a difference to kids from Carisbrook and district,” Ms Pulford said.

“Enrolments at Carisbrook Primary have grown considerably over recent years and this investment will ensure that students and staff have a great learning environment,” she said.

Carisbrook Primary School Principal, Barb Wilson, said the funding upgrade had taken her completely by surprise.

“It’s was a really pleasant surprise and our students, teachers and parents will be delighted,” she said.

“We have a great school community working to maintain the school, but it is showing its age and there are some maintenance problems,” Ms Wilson said.

“Over the last ten years, our numbers have increased from around 150 to 270, so this funding is coming at a very good time,” she said.

Funding for the upgrade of Carisbrook Primary School will be confirmed when Treasurer Tim Pallas hands down the State Budget this afternoon.