Yarrawonga Chronicle

Tungamah Primary to receive sensory space


A multi-purpose sensory space is on its way for students at Tungamah Primary School to enable the school’s allied health profession­als to support students with special needs in a safe, quiet space.

Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP last month announced the Victorian Government has provided $37,120 to go towards the school-led project, which will see the transforma­tion of existing office spaces into an inclusive sensory retreat.

Tungamah Primary School Principal Gemma Whinray said being able to provide this space was a great inclusion for the school and the students.

“We are looking forward to providing this space for our students especially in a school of our size,” Ms Whinray said.

“The sensory space will be for our students and allied health profession­als that visit at differing times to work together in a calmer space as well as to assist with the visibility in the office as sometimes we are not able to see who has entered straight away.

“We are hoping works will occur during the school holidays but obviously this will all be dependent on COVID-19 restrictio­ns etc.

“In a great little twist of fate Lidgerwood Builders will be building the sensory space with Matt Lidgerwood attending the school for his primary education.”

Mr Gepp said that he can’t wait to see the project’s completion with Minister for Education James Merlino adding that every student should have a great school, no matter where they live.

“We’re making sure that our schools have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and that every child is given every chance to succeed,” Mr Gepp said.

“That’s why we’re investing in hundreds of small but important projects that will make a big difference for schools and create jobs for Victorians,” Mr Merlino added.

Projects through the Minor Capital Works Fund will be progressiv­ely delivered with all projects to be completed by the end of 2022.

More than 300 Victorian government schools have been allocated funding to fasttrack priority projects under the Minor Capital Works Fund to improve learning environmen­ts as well as the condition and character of schools.

 ??  ?? Tungamah Primary School students are excited for a sensory space to be built at their school.
Tungamah Primary School students are excited for a sensory space to be built at their school.

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