Students attending classes in portables at West Sechelt Elementary school will soon move into six brand-new classrooms.

The provincial government says the project will also include a child care facility for local families.

Victoria will spend more than 11-Million dollars to build a 145-seat, six-classroom addition at West Sechelt Elementary.

It includes a new neighbourhood learning center that will be home to a child care facility with up to 24 seats.

It’s the first school expansion for the Sunshine Coast since 2014.

Education Minister Rob Fleming says students deserve the best learning environments possible.

Sunshine Coast School Board Chair Pammila Ruth says West Sechelt has been in need of more space for quite some time.

She says they are pleased a neighbourhood learning center and daycare are part of the plan.