Labor commits $10 million to Brunswick Secondary College

By Emma Hastings

BRUNSWICK Secondary College will get a $10 million makeover if Labor is voted in at the State Election.

The Leader can reveal the Dawson St school is one of the first to receive an official election pledge from the Opposition, with sitting Brunswick MP Jane Garrett “thrilled” with the announcement.

Labor has promised $10 million for Brunswick Secondary College. Source: News Limited

“This money will … ­ensure the ever-increasing enrolment demands will be met,” Ms Garrett said.

Principal Vivienne Tellefson said she was “elated” with the news.

“We have a really clear educational vision and sense of what those buildings can be,” Ms Tellefson said.

The school plans to use the money to build a food technology, science and arts learning space and convert the old gymnasium into a performing arts theatre, canteen and common area.

“We will use the money so wisely to match our curriculum needs in the ­future,” Ms Tellefson said.

Several classes are being scheduled in inappropriate rooms, including the circus arts class, which is held outside when the weather is good or in the auditorium during rain.

“It will be fantastic, ­because at the moment it’s really difficult for us with timetabling. We can’t ­always have science classes in a science room,” she said.

“It will mean all the creative art subjects will have a proper home.

“We are absolutely ­delighted and thrilled about the opportunity this will bring to our students’ learning.”

Ms Garrett won the Brunswick seat with a 3.3 per cent margin on the Greens candidate at the 2010 election.

The State Election will be on Saturday, November 29.


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