Wonthaggi,
26
July
2013
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05:10
Australia/Melbourne

Wonderful New Development In Wonthaggi North

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Wonthaggi North Kindergarten’s long awaited facelift has finally begun!

This project has been made possible through a partnership between Bass Coast Shire Council (contributing $175,000), the State Government (grant of $300,000) and the community (contributing $100,000).

Once completed, the Wonthaggi North Kindergarten will be able to provide additional learning opportunities for preschool children in Wonthaggi.

“At present, the building does not have the space to accommodate 15 hour per week kinder programs as well as weekly three-year-old activities. With new Federal Government requirements to provide 15hrs per week of preschool for four-year-olds, it was clear that the Wonthaggi North Kindergarten’s existing structure was inadequate,” Council’s Acting Community and Economic Development Director, Antoinette Mitchell said.

“When completed by the end of the year, the community will have a modern facility that will accommodate existing learning programs as well as new ones. The facility will also provide a meeting and activity area for community groups.

“Without the additional space, Wonthaggi North would not be able to run the program for three-year-olds, and Drysdale Street Kindergarten is not able to accommodate them for the same reason.”

As part of the works, the children’s room in the existing building is being extended and renovated, and two new rooms – an additional children’s room and a multipurpose room – will be constructed.

“The two children’s rooms will provide a maximum capacity for 65 children and enable a number of four-year-old and three-year-old kindergarten classes to be conducted,” Ms Mitchell said.

“This should also assist in reducing kindergarten waiting lists.”