Students, parents and teachers came together yesterday to celebrate Wilmot Rd Primary School’s new entrance.
Designed as a light and welcoming space, the building includes new offices, a sick bay, staff toilets, an entrance and balcony.
The project was entirely school funded and was the brainchild of the school’s council.
After Wilmot Rd celebrated its 50th birthday last year, the school council believed the entry was in need of some modernisation.
‘‘The school council decided it was time for our school to grow and change with the times to better meet the needs of all our students, parents and staff,’’ Wilmot Rd principal Jenny Manuel said.
‘‘Our office area, which is the hub of our school, now supports us to work and learn in a positive 21st century way.’’
Shepparton Citizen of the Year and Wilmot Rd school council president Sue Trevaskis said the space provided a welcoming entrance.
‘‘It’s beautiful, we’re really happy with the result,’’ Mrs Trevaskis said.
‘‘The space is much more aesthetically pleasing and better suited for all staff to work in collaboration.’’
The project started in September and Mrs Trevaskis and this year’s school captains and vice captains unveiled the finished product yesterday.