Enrolments open at new Liverpool school as Minns Labor government forges ahead with construction
Children in southwest Sydney can now enrol in Sydney’s newest public primary school and benefit from upgrades to an existing primary school, under a Minns Labor Government prioritising education in the city’s growth areas.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car toured the site of the new Gulyangarri Public School and visited Liverpool West Public School which is also gaining new facilities.
Enrolments have now opened for the new Gulyangarri Public School, which will be ready to welcome students in Liverpool by early 2024.
The Minns Labor Government is getting on with the job of building schools in Sydney’s high growth areas. In Liverpool, the population has grown by 46,285 people to 234,373 in the decade to 2021.
Students who live within the intake area of Gulyangarri Public School can be enrolled for the 2024 school year via the following the enrolment website.
The school had been due to open this year under the previous Liberal National government, but by the March election only preliminary site works had been done.
The Minns Labor Government is pushing ahead to get the school open in early 2024 with an initial capacity of at least 640 students.
When complete the school will have 20 classrooms, 4 special programs rooms, four support rooms, a hall, library, covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and preschool for up to 40 children.
Deputy Premier Prue Car visited the construction site for the new school with Member for Liverpool, Charishma Kaliyanda. They also visited nearby Liverpool West Public School, where the first stage of a major school upgrade is now complete.
The newly-completed facilities include new flexible teaching spaces, four special programs rooms, a new hall, a new library and covered outdoor learning area.
The second stage of the upgrade is now well under way and will deliver a further 28 new flexible teaching spaces, four new support rooms and a preschool.
Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Early Learning, Prue Car said:
“Our government recognises the importance of education and local schools, and that is why we are supporting families chose this area of Sydney to build a community.
“I am pleased to be here to see works on this project in progress, and I look forward to working with the local community to create a first-class public school for future generations.”
“This is yet another school the previous government failed to deliver. Our government is focussed on getting the job done for local families.”
Member for Liverpool, Charishma Kaliyanda said:
“I am delighted to be here to see the new Gulyangarri Public School take shape, and I invite local families to enrol for 2024.”
“A Labor government invests in the vital services like schools so that communities can thrive. Once both these projects are finished the community can look forward to getting a first-class public education close to where they live.”
Principal, Gulyangarri Public School, Ian Tapuska said:
“It is wonderful to begin welcoming students and their families to Gulyangarri Public School. With building work well underway and enrolments now open, we are excited to start making connections with our community and establishing strong relationships with our families.
“In preparation for the 2024 school year, we have already begun planning a series of events, including our Starting School Play Sessions. These sessions, taking place later this year, offer our future students the chance to familiarise themselves with the school, meet school staff, and make new friends.”