Education

Two schools are (almost) in — and there’s one to go

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January 29, 2018

Echuca Twin Rivers Primary School's new logo

Karl Stenning with Greg, Max and James Potter at the Echuca South Primary School celebration. Photo by Luke Hemer.

ECHUCA Twin Rivers Primary School will swing its doors open to students on February 19.

The new school that combines the former Echuca South and Echuca West Primary Schools is a touch later than anticipated, but co-principal Karl Stenning said the new building would be worth the wait.

Echuca Specialist School will also become part of Twin Rivers once it receives funding.

Originally hoped to be ready for students to begin the 2018 school year, Mr Stenning said there was a delay getting some services connected to the new site.

Prep to grade four students will start at the old Echuca South site and grade five and six students will begin at the Echuca West site.

“The delays have nothing to do with the builders, they have been phenomenal,” Mr Stenning said.

“Our biggest issue was getting the NBN connected.”

A new logo has been designed for the school and all staff from the old schools will make the move to Twin Rivers.

Mr Stenning said the new school motto of “learners today, leaders tomorrow” and the three school values of resilience, inclusion and respect are fitting for Twin River’s direction.

He also said a temporary courtesy bus will do shuttle runs between the two sites for bus travellers while the new school is still being completed.

“I went for a walk through it recently and saw how it is coming along.

‘‘I can’t wait to see the looks on the kid’s faces when they see it,” he said.

“The building is just mind blowing and it’s amazing, especially when compared to what our community is used to.

“It’s very exciting stuff.”

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