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Toora Primary School forging ahead

CONSTRUCTION of a multi-purpose hall at Toora Primary School is expected to begin soon, now that the tender process has been completed.

The building is being constructed with the help of federal government Building the Education Revolution funding.

Yarram builder Darren Young has been selected to construct the hall, which is being designed by architect John Kirk from GHD.

The building will go up alongside the school oval and vegie garden on the old school site on the other side of Harriet Street (the Jubilee Gates side) from where the brand new main school building now stands.

The first site meeting was held last week and principal Barbara Purvis is hopeful of having the new hall completed by the end of this year.

She is now looking forward to the official opening of the main school building. This was funded through the state government and the opening is expected to take place towards the end of the year. Invitations will go out shortly.

Attempts to beautify the school grounds around the new building have occupied the school community in recent weeks. Koorooman Native Flora Nursery at Leongatha North has generously donated 28 plants for a start. The trees will be planted in a bid to screen the school from its closest neighbours and from the worst of the weather. Each plant has been assigned to a student, who will follow its growth through the seasons and see how it changes and develops.

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