Marayong community celebrates opening of new multipurpose hall at St Andrew’s Primary School

The Marayong community were on hand for Friday’s official opening by Federal MP for Chifley, Ed Husic of a new multipurpose hall for St Andrew’s Primary School.

Speaking at the school’s ceremony for the opening of the $3.2 million hall, Mr Husic said the Australian Government’s historic Building the Education Revolution (BER) investment was delivering modern facilities to school students right across Chifley.

“The BER injected $16.2 billion of investment into renewing school infrastructure and is delivering modern facilities to schools and communities across the country including Chifley,” Mr Husic said.

Mr Husic congratulated Parish Priest Fr Ron McFarlane, Principal Richard McGuiness, teachers, staff and parents of St Andrews Primary School for their efforts in delivering this historic investment to their school.

“It is the single biggest investment in Australian schools in our history.

“St Andrew’s Primary has made a positive, lasting impact on the education of local students since 1965.

“The new multipurpose hall at St Andrew’s will help the school improve the learning environment for our children and we will continue to see the benefits of this program for many years to come.”

“This is an historic investment in the modernisation of our schools and we will continue to see the benefits of this program for many years to come.”

The School expressed their thanks to MCA Architects and builders Reitsma Construction for the professional way they went about making the improvements to schools.

Mr Husic said the Government’s investment had resulted in libraries, science labs, classrooms and multipurpose halls being built across the country.

“These facilities are an investment in our future and will deliver better education outcomes for students in your community and throughout Australia,” he said.

 “They are changing the way our students learn and giving teachers and staff a more enjoyable place to work.

“The bricks and mortar of these buildings are merely the foundations on which long term educational benefits will be built and continue to flow to Australian students for years to come.”

Further information about this project and all schools funded under the BER is available at

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