Photo caption: Pius X Aboriginal Corporation CEO Donna Taylor, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Pius X Deputy Chairperson Lloyd Munro at Kiah Preschool, which has secured a $249,317 grant to expand, creating an extra 24 preschool places.
Tuesday, 11 April 2023
MOREE will soon have another 24 preschool places after Kiah Preschool secured a $249,317 State Government grant to expand its learning spaces, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall said the funding was secured under the NSW Community and Place Grants Program and would help the Pius X Aboriginal Corporation, which manages the preschool, to get started on the much-anticipated project.
“The extension to Kiah Preschool will include a new learning space, additional accessible toilets as well as an access ramp,” Mr Marshall said.
“The reception area will also be updated with a parent interview space and an office for the Centre Co-ordinator.
“The works will be completed and ready for the start of the 2024 school year.
“Congratulations to CEO Donna Taylor and all the hard-working staff and educators at Kiah on securing this funding to support and educate more Moree youngsters.
“Pius X delivers a wide range of services, including health, dental and counselling services, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal community and I have no doubt this funding will be put to good use.”
Mr Marshall said a second grant of $100,000 was also secured for the purchase of a new bus for the preschool.
“The new bus at Pius X will help transport students to and from the preschool each and every day,” Mr Marshall said.
“This will replace the existing old vehicle and the new bus will have more seats as well.”
CEO of Pius X Aboriginal Corporation Donna Taylor said she was grateful to receive the State Government funding and the money would help improve the health and wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community.