NOT ONE, NOT TWO, NOT THREE, BUT FOUR NEW SCHOOLS FOR MONARO
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Tuesday, 18 June 2019
The students of Monaro are big winners in today’s 2019/2020 NSW Budget, with education for the region at the forefront of the NSW Government’s investment.
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today’s budget backs up his commitment to build new schools in Bungendore, Jerrabomberra, Googong and Jindabyne, to benefit the growing populations in those regions.
Mr Barilaro described today’s education budget as a major win for the future of education in the Monaro.
“Delivering on education is very important and without education, the rest of our investment barely matters,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Students across the Monaro have often attended school across the border in the ACT because the option to go to school locally was not there. But this should not be the case, our kids should be able to attend school close to home, in their community.
“Down in Jindabyne, students are crammed into their current learning environments, and they deserve a bigger space in which to learn. There are few higher education opportunities, and a new TAFE Connected Learning Centre will provide the crucial next step in education the community needs.
“At Queanbeyan West Public School, there is no space in which the growing school can gather together. This new hall is crucial to school spirit and their community focus.
“Our kids deserve access to the very best education close to home. It will be incredible to see the students of Monaro spending more time in their local communities, playing sport, learning an instrument or language, or just spending time being a kid.”
EDUCATION FUNDING UNDER THE 2019/2020 NSW BUDGET:
Separation of Jindabyne Central School
New Bungendore High School
Funding for a new school hall at Queanbeyan West Public School
Funding for the next stage of Googong Public School
New Jerrabomberra High School
New Jindabyne TAFE Connected Learning Centre
“Over the past eight years we have invested in a number of schools and education facilities, and this year is no different,” Mr Barilaro said
“Our government acknowledges the importance of quality education facilities, we want to see our children excel and that means delivering the very best learning environments.”