Glen Innes High School Captains Hannah Newsome, left, and Patrick Lane, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Glen Innes High School Principal Mike Gray, and Vice Captains Bailey Sharman and Lindsay Dunn pictured yesterday at the school.
GLEN Innes High School will soon receive the benefits of a $1.1 million capital works funding injection, according to Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Mr Marshall visited the school yesterday and met with Principal Mike Gray and student leaders to talk about some of the spending priorities of the school.
“I am absolutely delighted that Glen Innes High will receive these funds from the NSW Department of Education to upgrade sections of the school,” Mr Marshall said.
“It is a beautiful school campus with some very historic buildings, which actually pre-date Henry Parkes’ ground-breaking Public Instruction Act of 1880.
“With buildings of this age there is a need to undertake some major works to properly mesh them with the rest of the school and the principal has some other spending priorities as well.”
Mr Marshall said that in line with the new Local Schools, Local Decisions policy, the school community would be consulted on where the funding would be best spent to meet the needs of the students.
Glen Innes High School Principal Mike Gray welcomed the new capital funding and said he was looking forward to being consulted by the department on the works to be undertaken.
“It is a great windfall for the town and it adds to what we are already doing here at the school,” Mr Gray said.
“I just think this is another great investment for the kids in the town.”
Mr Marshall said that over the last four years more than $53 million had been spent on capital works in Northern Tablelands schools in addition to the extra $6 million in equity funding received in the last two years under the new Gonski and Resource Allocation Model.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for the education sector in our region with huge increases in funding and now the ability to control the spending of those funds within the school,” he said.