$6.75 million works to begin on Kyabram P-12 College

At the site of the new building: (back left) Principal Todd Woodfine and Dale Denham (back right) with Year 5/6 students.

Students from Kyabram P-12 College will soon have access to first-rate classrooms and facilities, with work set to begin to upgrade the college.

Kyabram P-12 College received $6.75 million from the Victorian State Budget 2020-21 to deliver the major project.

College Council President Dale Denham said the school community was excited to be upgrading and modernising several areas across the school with two Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) projects.

“Kyabram P-12 College are thrilled to be continuing our learning journey for our students and look forward to sharing this progress with our community.”

The new Kyabram P-12 College’s central area will boast a new Wellbeing Hub with this space seeing students have access to wellbeing staff, chaplains, mental health practitioners and Koorie education support officers.

This area will also provide space for visiting occupational therapists and other services.

The Wellbeing Hub includes a central break-out area, rooms for one-on-one meetings, with privacy and access to the outdoor courtyard and gardens.

The central area will also host a new administration area which will provide a centralised office for students, parents and staff across the college.

This area will see their administration staff and principals working together to achieve the vision of the new college since the inception of the merger.

Also included in the upgrade will be a new library with both traditional books as well as ebooks, other electronic resources, an internet access area and a space for the staff across the college and the community to collaborate.

The College Council is also happy to be including a new canteen for students with separate areas and undercover eating spaces for the primary and secondary sections of the college.

The current senior building will be refurbished to improve acoustic quality and provide more break-out spaces for both staff and students.

The Lone Pine tree at the college will also see a move and the College Council has been working closely with the local Legacy Group and specialised tree removalists to find a suitable place for this important tree.

Lone Pine will move forward on the Fischer St zone, to continue to take pride of place at the front of the college entrance.

The $6.75 million project is set to begin with the project builders setting up from Monday, June 20.

Searle Brothers from Bendigo are the project builders and the predicted date of completion and handover is September 2023.

As part of the second project at the college the roof on the heritage building in the primary part of the school is set for replacement.

The roof line will remain the same as the original to ensure the heritage style is maintained and this project, headed by Modus Building Contractors, will begin on July 11 with an expected end date of August 30, 2022.

What it will look like: An artist’s impression of the new building.
Future vision: An artist’s impression of the new facilities.