TAMWORTH Public School's multi-million-dollar upgrade officially began on Friday.
Set to finish in 2020, the new facilities in East Tamworth will be state-of-the-art and includes seven new contemporary classrooms and a new hall.
"I am thrilled to be here [on Friday] to mark the beginning of construction of this huge upgrade, which will be enjoyed by Tamworth kids for years to come," Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said.
"This upgrade will include the refurbishment of existing classrooms to provide three practical activities areas, the upgrade of the hall to provide extra staff facilities and the renewal of the former teacher's cottage.
"We want our children to have the best education possible, and providing world-class facilities is a key part of that."
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said the state government was prioritising regional education, with a number of major upgrades taking place in the New England area and across the state.
"This project at Tamworth Public School will deliver the excellent resources our wonderful teachers and students in the electorate deserve," Mr Anderson said.
"Everyone in the Tamworth electorate knows times are tough for our community at the moment.
"That's why it is absolutely crucial we continue to invest in our education system, not only to ensure our kids have access to the best possible resources, but also to provide them with normality and stability as the drought persists."