Construction is underway for the new state-of-the-art two-storey building at Old Bar Public School.
The project means six demountable classrooms will be torn down and replaced with a two-storey building.
It will house eight permanent future focused and open-plan learning spaces that are capable of accommodating up to 240 students.
The new bespoke building has been designed to include visual and organic elements from the seaside environment, including a gently undulating exterior façade to mimic the action of the waves.
A palette of blue and green vertical slats will wrap the double story building to provide protection from the western sun.
Inside, there’ll be flexible furniture and improved access to technology.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead joined with Old Bar Public School principal Deborah Scanes and student leaders to recognise the start of works.
Mr Bromhead said he was excited to see the project underway so students can move in next year.
“This is an important project for the students and the community more broadly and I’m looking forward to seeing it take shape in coming months,” Mr Bromhead said.
Old Bar Public School Principal Deborah Scanes said she was delighted to be part of the exciting development.
“Our teaching and support staff are committed to providing our students with dynamic learning opportunities, and we welcome the provision of this state of the art facility,” Ms Scanes said.
“Once built and with seven demountables torn down, we’ll also have plenty more playground space for our 530 students.”