Tarneit Rise school expands

Sarah Connolly with Tarneit Rise Primary School principal Nadia Bettio, observing portable classrooms at the school. Photo: Supplied 230422_01

Tarneit Rise Primary School pupils will soon get a new state-of-the-art, double-storey relocatable classroom.

Tarneit MP Sarah Connolly announced the modern double-storey relocatable building, and said it would give the school the flexibility to manage student enrolment growth.

The relocatable building includes double-glazed windows, improved thermal insulation to reduce heat loss and acoustic insulation to reduce internal noise reverberation. It has also been built to an energy-efficient design.

“We are delivering a modern, multi-storey relocatable building for Tarneit Rise Primary School because we know that quality infrastructure gives our students and teachers the learning environments they need to achieve their best,” Ms Connolly said.

The new portable building is the fifth double-storey relocatable classroom that Tarneit Rise has received since 2019, as part of the state government’s Relocatable Building Program.

Across Victoria, the state government is investing $114.5 million to deliver relocatable school buildings to schools

This will provide an additional 12,775 spaces for students during the 2021 school year.

It is anticipated the 2020-21 Relocatable Building Program will create more than 200 jobs in manufacturing and related industries.

The state government investment is part of more than $1.18 billion in funding for education infrastructure projects, to help create thousands of jobs across the state in the wake of COVID-19.