May 8, 2018  |  Members statements

Mount Clear College

Mr Howard (Buninyong) (14:11:21) — It was fantastic to have the Premier and Deputy Premier visit Mount Clear College to announce $3 million to complete the second stage of the school’s major upgrade. The Andrews Labor government has already funded a $2.42 million modernisation of the school’s technology wing, which is well underway. This rebuild will feature specially designed spaces for metalwork and woodwork, robotics, mechanics, manufacturing, 3D printing, design, fabric and home economics, and it is supporting local jobs with Nicholson Construction delivering the upgrade. Mount Clear College is a terrific school led by principal Lynita Taylor and supported by other fantastic staff and students who have a clear vision for the school.

Built in the 1970s Mount Clear College featured a very modern design for its time. However, having operated for over 40 years now, some of the facilities clearly need upgrading and renewing. The modernisation will follow on from earlier works to rebuild science classrooms and other learning spaces and add to the earth science centre and language centre provided by previous Labor governments. The new works will make what is already a great school even better, ensuring all students at the school can enjoy modern, flexible learning spaces where they will gain the skills they need to keep pace with advances in technology, preparing them for the future.

Under the Andrews Labor government over $21 million has already been invested in upgrading secondary schools in the Buninyong electorate, delivering facilities that will inspire students to achieve their best.