Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall met staff members of the Guyra Pre School. Pictured from left are Guyra Shire Council Planning and Community Services Manager Karl Bock, left, Bec Wilson, Naomi Hoffman, Sunnie Roberts and Adam Marshall.
STUDENTS and staff at Guyra Pre-School will soon be enjoying the benefits of a new Smart Board courtesy of a $5,000 grant from the NSW Government Community Building Partnership fund, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said today.
Mr Marshall delivered the good news to staff recently and said the school would also use the funds to install new shade cloth over an area in the playground
“I’m delighted this funding has come through – it’s a great outcome and I was more than pleased to support the pre-school staff in their application and go into bat for the funding,” Mr Marshall said.
“I was thoroughly impressed when I visited the pre-school last year.
“It’s a very popular centre with committed and enthusiastic staff members which is why it’s important the NSW Government show support and continue to financially assist these small community facilities.”
Mr Marshall said the new Smart Board would help staff remain up-to-date with the ever-changing childhood education sector and better cater for higher-needs children at the centre.
“A Smart Board encourages interactive learning especially for children with disabilities and learning difficulties – the visual stimulation provided by these boards is a very effective way of engaging the children in conversation and learning experiences,” he said.
“The shade cloth over the play area is a must in this climate and its installation will provide children with more opportunities to play outside.”
Mr Marshall said the pre-school was well regarded in the community and staff were always looking for opportunities to improve the centre’s facilities.
“It’s a wonderful centre as it provides the perfect environment for local young people to learn and have fun,” he said.