$2m smile for NNPS

FEDERAL funding of $2 million will pay for the refurbishment of New Norfolk Primary School’s multi-purpose hall, library and learning areas. Built about 20 years ago, the hall can no longer accommodate whole-school assemblies following recent increases in enrolment.

The funding was announced last week by Premier David Bartlett and deputy prime minister Julia Gillard. Some 51 Tasmanian schools were named as beneficiaries of round one of “Primary Schools for the 21st Century”, part of the Federal Government’s $14.7 billion “education revolution”.

For New Norfolk Primary, this latest fillip comes at the same time as a $2.5 million upgrade is under way, funded by the State Government. The total package will give one of Tasmania’s oldest schools a 21st century smile. Other Derwent Valley schools are expected to benefit from subsequent funding rounds.

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