St Kevin’s Primary School

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — (Question 253) My question is to the Minister for Education and concerns St Kevin’s Primary School in Hampton Park. St Kevin’s is a wonderful Catholic primary school that has created a warm and welcoming environment where students are valued, praised and encouraged to have a go.

The outstanding St Kevin’s parish community and their priest, Fr Albert Yogarajah, have done much to create a happy and safe place for not only students but also the whole community. Principal Anni Miers and her staff continue to go above and beyond for their students each and every day.

Recently the school completed its master plan, which includes a new prep learning centre that would provide parents with a space to learn with their children. The school would also like to undertake refurbishments of its administration and staff buildings, as well as the junior and senior school classrooms.

I know the minister played an integral role in handing down our first education state budget, and I was so pleased to see funding provided for capital works at independent schools. St Kevin’s would benefit immensely from such funding, and I ask the minister to advise the school on how it may apply for a grant from this outstanding program in order to rebuild and refurbish this great local primary school.