MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced the start of work on the $14 million redevelopment Moree East Public School.
Mr Marshall, who turned the first sod of soil at the school today, said the unique school design was developed collaboratively and placed priority on facilitating stronger interaction with parents and the community.
Key features of the Moree East Public School complete rebuild include:
- Brand new classrooms equipped with the latest technology
- New library with video conferencing facilities
- Brand new school hall to professionally showcase student performances
- Refurbishment of the community room and relocation into a new community hub
- Renewal of the campus with extensive external works and landscaping
- Outdoor learning spaces
“The community welcomes this rebuild. It is an important part of an exciting journey that is building a school where inspired teaching provides engaging, individualised culturally relevant programs for current and future generations,” Mr Marshall said.
“This is a historic day for the school community, which will see the start of state-of-the-art facilities to compliments the quality teaching and innovative programs at the school.”
Work on the rebuild is expected to be completed in 2016, with minimal disruptions planned for students.
Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said he believed the improved school facilities would enhance educational outcomes and life opportunities for students.
“Moree East Public is one of 15 Connected Communities schools,” Mr Piccoli said.
“Ensuring that the facilities at these schools complement quality teaching and learning is vital to raising the results and expectations at our Connected Communities schools.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has allocated $25 million to three of these schools, including Moree East Public, and invested a further $10 million for upgrades at other Connected Communities schools.”
Mr Marshall also visited Moree Secondary College where he met students and observed classes in the commercial kitchen and trade training centre.
“Moree Secondary College has clearly embraced the additional benefits of being part of Connected Communities to enhance outcomes and opportunities for its students,” Mr Marshall said.
“It is delivering programs to meet the aspirations of students whether they are focussed on university or progressing in vocational education and training while completing their HSC.”