HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Stage 1 and 2 are now funded, but there's a little more work to do.
In late 2017 the Victorian Education Minister, the Hon. James Merlino, committed $5 million to fund the first stage of the Thornbury High School redevelopment – a new gymnasium and the conversion of the existing gymnasium into a state-of-the art performing arts centre. This is now complete and it is amazing.
This was a fantastic start but we still had two major stages left to complete. The second stage of the Redevelopment Plan was to create a dedicated facility for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), followed by Stage 3; new outdoor recreation spaces, a new front entrance and administration wing, and the refurbishment of the school's remaining learning spaces.
In the 2020 State Budget, the Premier came to the school to announce $14.9 million was being provided towards the development of the new STEAM centre. The tender process for this build is now underway, with completion expected by the beginning of 2022.
The final stage requiring funding is the refurbishment of the existing landscaping and classroom spaces and the new administration wing, which will require a further $12-15 million to accomplish. The THS Redevelopment Group and our staff and parent community are looking forward to working with our very supportive local MP, Kat Theophanous to secure this further funding.
To achieve this, we will need to secure further funding in excess of $12 million.
Got a question? Need more information? Contact the Redevelopment Project Committee or the school directly using the information below.
Tel: (03) 9480 4066
Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm
FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Your support will help to provide our students and staff with the facilities required by modern teaching and learning programs. You will also be supporting local arts, sporting, learning, and community groups to access spaces that will benefit the whole community of the inner north. Here's how you can help...
4. Talk To Family, Friends, And Colleagues
Spread the word! Word-of-mouth remains one of the most effective ways of encouraging people to supportive community-based campaigns, so let friends, family, and work colleagues know that this is an issue you care about. Talk to them about ways they can support it, either through direct action (such as one of the ways listed above) or by sharing information about the campaign and its supporters. Every little bit helps!