Summer Holiday Blitz for Local Schools

Monday, 07 January 2019

Public schools on the Northern Beaches will remain hives of activity over the summer holidays, as the tradespeople arrive to spruce up school grounds while students and teachers are on leave.


Almost $650,000 will be spent on school projects in the electorate of Manly, which are running over the summer holiday period.


Projects at local schools include $250,000 to Seaforth Public School for upgrades to bathroom facilities, as well as $100,000 for exterior painting at Manly Village and Manly West public schools.


Member for Manly James Griffin welcomed the continued investment in local schools in the Manly electorate.


“The largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW includes maintenance and upgrades in our local schools. Every child deserves to have access to great facilities, wonderful teachers and get an excellent education and that is what we are delivering on the Northern Beaches,” Mr Griffin said.


Education Minister Rob Stokes said this program is another example of how this Government is committed to public education and delivering local infrastructure to support communities right across NSW.


“Just like your family home, there are always jobs to be done to keep our schools in top condition,” Mr Stokes said.


“We carry out projects in our schools every day of the year, but we really ramp it up over summer to get schools in their best condition to start the new school year.


“Every single job, no matter how big or small, matters. Keeping our educational facilities in tip-top condition promotes a sense of pride in our schools and this improves teaching and learning.”


The summer holiday blitz is part of the NSW Government’s record $847 million school maintenance investment over the next four years.


The NSW Government is investing $6 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW along with a record $500 million to provide air conditioning in schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.