ONE of the oldest schools in the state has undergone a major transformation.
The $2.5 million improvements to the 150-year-old Woolsthorpe Primary School include a new open learning building which will house prep to grade 5 pupils.
The bluestone building at the front of the site has been retained and will eventually be used by the grade 6 pupils.
Principal Simon Perry said the rebuild had been fantastic for students and teachers.
“This time last year we were in portable buildings on the oval,” he said.
“It’s all open learning throughout the school.
“We can open or close off the learning studios.”
Mr Perry said the new building would be officially opened on Friday, October 18.
“The kids have settled in and it has been absolutely fantastic,” he sad
Mr Perry said the move into the new building had been a great collaboration between grades.
“Every student has an iPad,” he said. “We’ve got Apple TVs throughout the whole school.
“I’m pretty sure we’re the only one throughout Victoria to have them running in all the rooms.”
Premier Denis Napthine will attend the opening.
Anyone wanting to attend the opening has been encouraged to contact the school on 5569 2241.