EIGHT years of toil finished on Wednesday when Castlemaine Secondary College officially completed the last stage of building works.
The final $11.75 million finished off a general learning and food technology area in the so-called "performers' precinct", as well as art studios, a gallery learning studios, a training kitchen and canteen in the "artisan's precinct.
The works also included an administration and resource centre.
Overall, $27 million went into replacing a tired, dated school complex, member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards said.
"Local families can now enjoy great new facilities at Castlemaine Secondary College," she said.
Ms Edwards said the Victorian government was investing heavily in schools, including $9 billion for 1600 upgrades to support more than 10,000 construction jobs.
It planned to start work on 14 education facilities in 2021. The government expected to open 100 new schools by 2026.