40,000 For Three Schools

20 July 1954 Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga)

Lake Albert, Tumut and Leeton

New buildings and extensions to three Riverina schools costing 40,000 are under construction for the Department of Education. The extra classroom space will accommodate 700 children. A new Infants' school building nearing completion on the new Capper Street site at Tumut will take 300 children in eight classrooms. The building Is in an L-shape. It will relieve the primary and secondary school where there will now be more space for those divisions. 

The Minister for Agriculture and Food Production (Mr. Graham) will officially open a new classroom at the Lake Albert Demonstration School on August 16. This timber-framed unit will take the lower classes. The old school building was not big enough to hold the upper and lower classes. The space formerly occupied by the lower class in the old school will be used for a library and other amenities. 

A new 12-room primary school building at Leeton is expected to be finished this year. It will hold 400 boys and girls. They will be accommodated in four rooms, with, the extra rooms used for administration purposes. Provision for extension has been made at the building, which is on land adjacent to the existing school site. 

The next meeting of the Education Week committee will be held in the South Wagga School, on July 27.