Students in Craigieburn have a brand-new school to learn in thanks to the Andrew Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence officially opened the new Elevation Secondary College and welcomed its first Year 7 students.

Elevation Secondary College will cater for 1,200 students from the Craigieburn South and surrounding areas. Stage 1 of the build includes state of the art administration and learning spaces, as well as an open play space. The school was designed by architecture firms Architectus, DesignInc and K2LD, and built by construction company ADCO Constructions.

Elevation Secondary College is one of 11 new schools opening in 2020, alongside Beveridge Primary School (new campus), Botanic Ridge Primary School, Davis Creek Primary School, Casey Fields Primary School, Grayling Primary School, Homestead Senior Secondary College, Keysborough Gardens Primary School, Lucas Primary School, Mirripoa Primary School and Casey Fields Primary School.

2020 also marks the first year in the state’s history that more than one million students will attend school in Victoria across 1,543 government, 498 Catholic and 222 independent schools. More than 81,000 Preps will start school in 2020.

The Labor Government has invested $6.1 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 7,500 construction jobs for Victorians.

A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”

“Elevation Secondary College will be an incredible local school that will provide the community the first-rate education facilities they deserve.”