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Building works pave way for brighter future

STAFF and students at New Town High School are set to enjoy the ongoing benefits of a multi-million dollar refurbishment when classes resume in 2017.

New Town High School principal Jason Szczerbanik said the redevelopment of the main student entrance, administration area and archive facilities had created a modern school environment that supported 21st century learning.

“This is a huge improvement for our school and for our students, teachers and administration staff,” he said.

“The old administration area is now a literacy hub and the new building, which was five-years in the making, has the excellent addition of a lift for students in wheelchairs.”

Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison, Elise Archer, who visited the school to see the new refurbishment, said the $3.23 million project was part of a broader $110 million infrastructure investment being rolled out in schools around the state.

“A significant portion of those funds are being spent in state schools around the electorate of Denison,” she said.

“I want to see Tasmania leading the nation when it comes to education and you only need to see the smiles on the students’ faces at New Town High School to understand how modern and dynamic learning environments help our next generation reach their full potential.”

Caption: New Town High School head prefect Josh Blum, left, and deputy head prefect Josh Butler, with Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison, Elise Archer, outside the newly refurbished administration area.

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