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Minister Merlino visits Year 9 Centre

10 November 2017
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State Education Minister James Merlino visited Beaconhills College’s Pakenham Campus on Friday to inspect the progress of the College’s new Year 9 Centre.

The Minister chatted with Year 9 students and viewed some of their Personal Best projects, before a walk-through of the new centre.

The State Government has contributed a $2.865 million grant to build the $5.7 million centre, which opens at the start of term 2, 2018.

“This is the first time in a decade that we have had a specific State Government program for non-government schools,” Mr Merlino said.

During the visit, Headmaster Tony Sheumack also raised the issue of traffic flow and speed restrictions around the Pakenham Campus. The College wants areas where the speed limit is still 80km/hr to be reduced to 50 km/hr during normal hours.

Education Minister James Merlino enjoyed viewing some of the students’ Personal Best projects

 



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