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$13 million to fix Taylor Primary

By johnboy - 22 May 2012 9

The ABC has the story that the ACT Government is going to shell out big bucks to try and get Kambah’s Taylor Primary back to a usable condition.

In March, an engineer found that wooden frames in the 40-year-old building had deteriorated and that asbestos may become exposed.

The ACT Government will now spend almost $13 million repairing and refurbishing the school.

More than 200 students and staff will remain at nearby Namadgi School until the end of 2013, while the Taylor Primary site is refurbished.


UPDATE 22/05/12 17:56: There’s now a media release promising a return to the school by 2014.

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$13 million to fix Taylor Primary
Myles Peterson 12:30 pm 22 May 12

@pink little birdie

Just under two decades earlier when it first opened and Nappy Valley accurately described Kambah. A lot of us came over from Village Creek Primary (where my mum taught).

We had 40 kids up on Malcolm Place. Someone put up a sign stating as much, asking people to slow down. Little Georgie Gregan and the Inkster Street mob were also part of our clan, although I think he went to St Thomas?

Climbing the mountain to throw tambark at the Torrens kids was a regular event, as were the cubby wars with surrounding neighbourhoods. Lots of new homes with building supplies lying around made for great raw materials and we were forever building our own “forts” and trashing other peoples.

(Apologies if I’m spamming a bit over last two days – stuck at home with the bub and the conversation, while entertaining, is a bit monosyllabic.)

pink little birdie 12:27 pm 22 May 12

aidan said :

Just as well they didn’t close Mt Neighbour and Village Creek primary schools 5 years ago ….

Oh.

Didn’t Mount Neighbour have some critial structural issues at the time? From memory weren’t they so severe that the school would have had to of been knocked down anyway.

Also their is still 2 public primary schools and 1 catholic primary school in Kambah.

What good would have having 2 more open primary schools that were being used have anyway?
Splitting the school into seperate schools? farming the students to those schools would have caused huge disruptions to the all the students and staff of all schools.

They just moved the whole school to the year 9 and 10 sections of Namagi School as Namagi doesn’t have years 9 or 10 atm. No changing of teachers or of classes so minimal disruption to the learning of the students.

I think Taylor’s new enrolments for next year are limited to Kindergarten. (replacing the leaving year 6 class).

pink little birdie 12:11 pm 22 May 12

dvaey said :

$13mil? That must be close to the value of a couple of the schools that govco knocked down near Taylor a few years ago.

They only knocked down one…. Village creek is a now a health services centre, Mount Neighbour has turned into downsizing public housing (or some other kind of public housing). I dunno what Urambi is now but then it’s really close to Namagi School.

I’m happy they aren’t completely knocking down Taylor ( knockdown rebuild which apparently was one of the options). Whatever they were doing Taylor was going to remain a primary school.

Myles I was class of 1996, you?

aidan 12:07 pm 22 May 12

Just as well they didn’t close Mt Neighbour and Village Creek primary schools 5 years ago ….

Oh.

dvaey 11:41 am 22 May 12

$13mil? That must be close to the value of a couple of the schools that govco knocked down near Taylor a few years ago.

Myles Peterson 10:40 am 22 May 12

“Fonetic, shoorly?”

Ha. Without a good spellchecker that’s exactly what my brain would try to write.

“I’ve taken the liberty of preparing your speech on the enclosed 3×5 cards. All the big words are spelled fon-et-i-ca-ly.”

poetix 9:54 am 22 May 12

Myles Peterson said :

?..

(But why did you have to teach phonetic spelling? My English skills are still rubbish.)

Fonetic, shoorly?

Myles Peterson 9:41 am 22 May 12

Ahhh Legoland, how I loved thee. Catching grasshoppers, snacking on that bitter grass, vegemite crusts for sale at the canteen, hippy teachers and Bob Dylan singalongs.

Good times.

(But why did you have to teach phonetic spelling? My English skills are still rubbish.)

basketofcat 9:38 am 22 May 12

Noooo, legoland 🙁

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