I welcome the news that the NSW Government today announced the first schools to receive air conditioning under its Cooler Classrooms program, with six schools in Wakehurst set to benefit.
I am pleased that schools in our local community will benefit from the Cooler Classrooms Fund. This is part of the Government’s continued commitment to providing environments where our students and teachers can best succeed.
More than 900 schools would be the first to receive funding under the record $500 million program – the largest investment of its kind in NSW history.
The first round of applications took place throughout Term 3 this year. A second round will open in the new year.
Solar panels and ‘smart systems’ alongside the air conditioning units will be installed so schools can offset their additional energy use and efficiently heat and cool their schools.
In addition to the hundreds of schools benefiting under the Cooler Classrooms program, air conditioning will be delivered in all new and upgraded schools under the Government’s record $6 billion school building program over the next four years.
Schools that will have their classrooms and libraries air conditioned under round one in Wakehurst include:
- Allambie Heights Public School, ALLAMBIE HEIGHTS
- Beacon Hill Public School, BEACON HILL
- Killarney Heights High School, KILLARNEY HEIGHTS
- Northern Beaches Secondary College Cromer Campus, CROMER
- The Beach School, ALLAMBIE HEIGHTS
- Wheeler Heights Public School, WHEELER HEIGHTS
School principals are encouraged to apply for the second round of the Fund, which will open on Day 1 of Term 1 next year.
More information can be found at www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au.