PRE-SCHOOLERS at Dederang Primary School’s day care and kindergarten program now have a bright new space to operate in, thanks to a $28,000 grant from the State Government, plus $17,826 which was raised by the school community.
Bill Tilley (MLA, Benambra) joined children and families last week to officially open the new annexe which consists of a large wet area with adjoining toilet facilities for the children.
Mr Tilley said the fundraising effort by the Dederang Primary School council is a wonderful reflection of the generosity and hard work that exists in this community.
“It marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Dederang Primary School with a great new learning environment now filled with natural light, and offering a variety of engaging natural and man-made materials,” he said.
The new annexe is an extension of the room which houses the day care and kindergarten programs which has a varying attendance with the potential to take up to 14 children.
The new area is called the “Reggio Room” as Dederang uses the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching and learning.