Thursday September 12, 2013
“The $12.7 million project to upgrade the Kurrambee School is on track to be completed early next year” said Tanya Davies, Member for Mulgoa yesterday.
Mrs Davies made the comments while inspecting the progress of the building works with the Education Minister Adrian Piccoli.
“It was great to see the progress on the site, and construction is approximately 60 per cent complete and is on track to be completed in late January 2014” Mrs Davies said.
The works undertaken at the Kurrambee School will provide 12 new permanent classrooms, five refurbished classrooms, a special programs room, a hydrotherapy pool, a multipurpose hall, a Covered Outdoor Learning Area, and a staff study and resource centre.
“This school will celebrate its 50th anniversary soon and this is the first major purpose built building works that the school will operate in throughout its 50 year history.” Said Ms Lisa Moffat, Kurrambee School Principal.
“Today we saw that the building slabs are in place, the wall frames have been erected and the roofing is on. We were told that it may even be possible for some of the staff to move in before the end of the year,” Mrs Davies said.
Schools for Specific Purposes cater for students from Pre-school to Year 12, who require extensive levels of support because of their physical, intellectual, sensory or behavioural learning needs.
The upgrade of the Kurrambee School is one of 19 similar projects underway in NSW, worth $94 million. The upgrade of SSPs was undertaken using residual funds from the Commonwealth’s BER program.