More than 5500 students across NSW to benefit from school upgrades
Seven schools across NSW have been upgraded benefitting more than 5500 students, thanks to the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell visited Merrylands Public School today to inspect the school’s new $10 million facilities.
“It’s a great day for students and teachers at Merrylands Public School as 10 new classrooms open which will increase the school’s capacity to 600 students,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The NSW Government is committed to delivering the best education system in Australia, if not the world.”
Ms Mitchell said Merrylands Public School is one of 190 new and upgraded schools to be delivered over the next four years.
“This is the 31st new or upgraded school to open in 2019 alone and we will continue to see a significant rollout of cutting edge schools and facilities over the next few years,” Ms Mitchell said.
“We want to ensure that every child, no matter where they are from, has access to a top quality education.”
The other school upgrades opening in term 4, 2019:
- Auburn North Public School – 10 new classrooms and new bathrooms
- Belmont High School – new special education classrooms with new amenities and a sensory garden
- Denistone East Public School – six new classrooms and a refurbished administration area
- Old Bar Public School – permanent two storey building with eight new classrooms
- Quakers Hill East Public School – 12 new classrooms and a new performance studio
- Rosehill Public School – 18 new classrooms and a new sports court.
The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over the next four years to deliver 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five years. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.