Glen Innes High School Principal Adam Forrester, right, shows Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall around the newly upgraded school quadrangle.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
ALL ‘Dux’ are in a row for Glen Innes High School, with a $1.2 million upgrade project in full swing and due for completion before the first day of school next year.
Funded by the NSW Government and determined by the school community, the major improvements works will see a new covered outdoor learning area, new students seating, footpaths, access ramps and landscaping constructed, along with a significant overhaul and fit out of the school’s 97-year-old administration block.
Glen Innes High School Principal Adam Forrester showed Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall around the construction site earlier this week.
“2018 will bring not only new textbooks and a bright-eyed Year 7 cohort, but a vastly improved Glen Innes High School campus,” Mr Marshall said.
“These exciting works will make the school’s front entrance and administrative block more functional and attractive for teachers and parents, while promoting safe outdoors play areas for students.
“Visitors will first notice a more attractive entranceway, with landscaping, greenery and trees to present a more inviting approach to the learning institution.
“Stepping inside, the administration block will present functional improvements to the historic building, offering enhanced security and warmth, with improved access for those with disabilities.
“The new covered outdoor learning area will allow students to play and learn outside with minimal sun exposure – an important health consideration which can get overlooked in Glen Innes’ cooler climate.”
Mr Marshall said he was pleased that the Local Schools, Local Decisions policy has put these major decisions back in the hands of parents, teachers and students.
“They know best what their school needs to succeed, and are willing to fight to ensure money is used appropriately and efficiently,” he said.
“These upgrades are coming along well with all local builders and contractors undertaking the work and I’m sure that young and old will be thrilled when school returns in 2018.”