Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

EDUCATION WEEK: MINISTER VISITS CECIL HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOL

Monday August 6, 2018

Education Minister Rob Stokes joined Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies at Cecil Hills Public School on Monday as part of Education Week celebrations.

Mr Stokes and Mrs Davies met with students and teachers before observing a Year 3 science, technology, engineering and maths lesson, a kindergarten class and a multi-categorical class for students with special needs.

Education Week runs from 6-10 August and is an important time to recognise the contribution public schools make to our local community.

The theme for this year’s event is “Today’s schools – creating tomorrow’s world” to highlight how NSW public schools equip young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in the future.

Mrs Davies thanked the school for providing an insight into their day-to-day work and achievements.

“I commend the students and staff at Cecil Hills Public School for the tireless work they do every day for the betterment of our local community,” Mrs Davies said.

Mr Stokes said it was vital to equip students and schools for a rapidly changing world.

“We want our children to succeed now and into the future, and we are working hard to provide the resources they need to thrive,” Mr Stokes said.

Cecil Hills Public School will soon benefit from a major upgrade that will deliver 15 new classrooms and allow the school to accommodate an extra 160 students, with construction set to begin later this year. Additionally, the NSW Government recently announced funding for planning to begin on the next phase of the expansion of the school, which will see the delivery of even more new permanent classrooms and upgrades to the school’s core facilities.

These projects will be provided as part of the NSW Government’s record $6 billion school building program over the next four years which will deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities throughout NSW. This is the largest investment into public school infrastructure by any state government in Australian history.