Following two years of planning and a year of construction, a new state of the art multi-purpose building was officially opened on August 11, 2014, and named The Naunton Family Building.
Mr Matthew Maruff, Headmaster at Girton Grammar School said that the $13 million building is an asset not only to the school, but to the city of Bendigo.
“By having the very best facilities we support the excellence in academic and co-academic areas of education that the school consistently strives to achieve,” he said.
The new four storey building features a 176 seat lecture theatre, art room, careers guidance centre, eight science laboratories, Year 12 study rooms and a library. A three storey atrium acts as a centre piece for the building which has extensive natural light and flexible open spaces.
The building meets the highest possible environmental standards with energy consumption about half that of the previous buildings, carpet made from 70% recycled materials, double glazing and environmental film on windows to improve temperature control and a state of the art heating and cooling system.
Don Naunton with Girton Grammar School Board Chairman, Rob Ketterer, unveiling the building plaque and below, Don Naunton with family members.