Our new building was officially opened on Wednesday 13th March by Mr Mark Gepp – Minister VLC for Northern Victoria. We enjoyed a magnificent morning, Koori Elder Mr Rick Ronnan and KESO Mr Howard Armstrong performed a traditional smoking ceremony to cleanse our school of bad spirits and to promote the wellbeing of people. We welcomed a number of special guests including the Honourable Peter Walsh MP, Cr Leigh Wilson from Campaspe Shire, Anne Cunniff and Paul Hon representing Campaspe Loddon in North West Victoria Region for the Department of Education, Alan Darbyshire from the Rochester Business Network and the Bendigo Bank and Graeme Hodgens Principal of Rochester Primary School.
The morning provided our school community to show our appreciation to former Principal Bernie Altmann and Assistant Principal Barbara McCarty for their foresight, dedication, determination and commitment that has made this facility a reality. Our School Captains Grace Bubb and Fraser Cleary, Sports Captain Yolanda Foley, Arts Captain Robert Bessell and SRC President Jessica Horkings were magnificent tour guides for our guests and helped cut the ribbon to officially open our building.