Upgrade gives students best education start

Moorak Primary School recently held the official opening of its new preschool building, a facility which will provide exciting educational opportunities for children.

Regional Education Director Adam Box officially opened the preschool and Aunty Michelle performed a Welcome to Country.

The preschool was in use last term but the official opening could not occur until recently due to COVID.

Moorak Primary School Principal Peter Mitchinson said the occasion was not only to celebrate the new preschool, but also an opportunity to thank the many members of the school and wider community who were involved in the project.

“From the initial design process through to the various build phases, we have all watched with anticipation as our space transformed into the wonderful service we have today,” Mr Mitchinson said.

“We are proud of what we as a community have achieved and we’re proud of the preschool facility that we now have.”

The preschool has the capacity for 40 students, which ensures it will easily manage the expected future growth in enrolments.

The facility includes a new nature play space, sand pit, vegetable patch, dry creek bed and sensory trail.

Both teachers and students were involved in the design process to ensure the preschool met the needs of those who used it.

Mr Mitchinson said developing key literacy and numeracy skills was at the forefront of the design inside and the nature play space and outdoor area encouraged social learning.

“The new purpose-built facility along with our committed early childhood educators will certainly give students at Moorak preschool the best start in their educational journey,” Mr Mitchinson said.

“It’s been a long journey, but it has definitely been worth it for us.”

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