Five new or upgraded schools are opening their doors this term following a $376m infrastructure investment from the NSW Government.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell officially opened two of the new schools – the relocated Meadowbank Public School and Marsden High School – in the Meadowbank Education and Employment precinct.
Perrottet said the new precinct is an incredible asset for the entire Ryde community and a flagship for public education in NSW.
“This site offers an exciting future for thousands of students, with first-class facilities that can take them from kindergarten to tertiary education at the one location,” Perrottet said.
“This is a result of our historic $15 billion school infrastructure pipeline of projects, which is more than any other government has ever spent building and upgrading schools, to give our kids the best start in life.”
Mitchell said the new facilities are mind-blowing and showcase student-centred learning by housing primary, secondary and tertiary education on the one site.
“Already this year the NSW Government has delivered an investment of more than $690 million in school facilities with 12 school communities enjoying brand new teaching and learning spaces,” Mitchell said.
“This means we have more than 350 new classrooms, new halls and libraries benefitting more than 10,000 students. This government has now delivered 125 new and upgraded schools since 2019, and there are more to come.”
Major upgrades to Fairvale High School and Greystanes Public School, as well as a new multipurpose hall at Jamison High School have also been launched today.
The NSW Government is investing $7.9bn over four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.
Term 1 2022 ($319.1 million)
Alexandria Park Community School
Croydon Public School
Dapto Public School
Kyeemagh Public School
Lake Cathie Public School
Passfield Park School
Porters Creek Public School
Term 2 2021 ($376.1 million)
Fairvale High School
Greystanes Public School
Jamison High School
Two schools at Meadowbank Education & Employment Precinct.
The original version of this article was published on the NSW Department of Education’s website.