Students and staff at St Patrick's Primary School in Koroit are happily suffering some short term pain for long term gain.
Work is underway on a project that will provide the school with a new look to its Queen Street entrance which will involve the demolition of the administration area and two nearby classrooms.
Money for the project has come via state government's non-government schools capital fund of $1,635,000.
School principal Nick Murrell, who is in his second year in the top job, said the project was an exciting one.
"It will be great for the school to have these new facilities," Mr Murrell said.
"Projects like this are also very exciting for the whole Koroit community."
A new administration block will be built on this vacant space, as well as areas that can be used for smaller groups of students to gather, or for one-on-one teaching and mentoring.
The library will be extended, with two new classrooms to the built.
These rooms will be in an open-plan format, a popular school layout in the current education landscape.
Mr Murrell said the planned completion date of the project is August.
He congratulated staff, students and parents on their ability to adjust and settle into some temporary surroundings will the construction works are happening.
"Everyone realises this is a real positive for the school and are happy to do what they need to make it happen," Mr Murrell said.
The $1,635,000 is part of a pool of $402 million that has been dished out in the non-government schools capital fund.
The funding was awarded to St Patricks after a seven-year campaign of wooing the state government to ensure the school was a successful funding applicant.
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