Growing school welcomes new facilities

Edenbrook SC's acting principal Damien Webber (left), Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino (centre) and Bass MP Jordan Crugnale (right) with students at the school on Wednesday. Pics: SUPPLIED

Students and staff at Pakenham’s Edenbrook Secondary College welcomed some special visitors last week, as the Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino and Bass MP Jordan Crugnale came past to reveal some exciting news.

Mr Merlino and Ms Crugnale swung by to announce that Edenbrook could expect to see construction work commence on the final stage of their new state-of-the-art facilities very soon – a welcome announcement for the young, growing school.

Having only opened in 2021, Edenbrook Secondary College is one of 100 new schools that the state government is rolling out across Victoria.

Ms Crugnale said that it was great to visit the school on the morning of Wednesday 12 May and share the good news with staff and students.

“The Acting Premier and I visited the school to let them know that construction will start on their final stage in coming weeks,” Ms Crugnale said.

“We always said we would finish what we started – and that is exactly what we are doing.”

The second stage of construction at Edenbrook will include a new administration building, a new competition grade gym and performing arts spaces, two soccer pitches, and more classrooms.

Ms Crugnale said that this new stage of construction would see the facilities completed by the end of 2022 and would allow Edenbrook Secondary College to “expand to become a fully equipped school in one of Victoria’s fastest growing regions”.

Overall, Ms Crugnale said that her and Mr Merlino had had a “great day” with the “wonderful students and amazing teaching and support staff”, and she looked forward to seeing the end results of the project.