School students in Kyneton now have access to first-rate classrooms and facilities with the opening of the new Kyneton Primary School.

Minster for Education James Merlino and Macedon MP Mary-Ann Thomas last week joined students on a tour of the new $11.5 million primary school, located on a 3.5-hectare site on Edgecombe Street, close to Kyneton Secondary College.

The new school comprises three buildings, playgrounds and outdoor spaces.

It includes flexible classrooms, specialist learning facilities for physical education, music, art, a multi-purpose room, canteen
and kitchen, as well as outdoor learning areas.

Mr Merlino said the Kyneton Primary School’s improved environment would also improve learning.

“Every student in Victoria deserves access to a great local school because we know that you can’t get a first-rate education in third-rate classrooms,” Mr Merlino said.

“For too long students and teachers at Kyneton Primary School were stuck using substandard facilities – and we have now built this great local school that the local community deserves.”

The new school is part of the Kyneton Education Precinct, which brings together early years to VCE in one place.

Ms Thomas said the new services are a great addition for the students.

“It’s terrific to see first-hand what students at Kyneton Primary School will get out of their modern and state-of-the art facilities,” Ms Thomas said.