Students and teachers at Kincumber High School will soon benefit from a new covered outdoor learning area (COLA), which will be constructed with a $250,000 commitment from the NSW Government.
The NSW Government will match the funds raised by the school community for the COLA under the Joint Funding Program.
Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, welcomed the commitment by the NSW Government to fund this important project.
“I have been advocating for this funding for many months, so I am thrilled to announce the NSW Government’s $250,000 contribution,” Crouch said.
“When the Minister recently visited, he was able to see first-hand how a COLA would provide shelter from hot weather and rain during class breaks, for sport classes, and for students waiting to catch buses at the end of each day.
“Thank you to new Principal, Brent Walker, retiring Principal, Janine Debenham, P and C President, Denise Broadhead, Education Director, Karen Jones, and most importantly, to all parents and students for supporting our push to secure this funding,” Crouch said.
Education Minister, Rob Stokes, said: “We want our children to have the best education possible and providing high-quality school facilities is a key part of that.”
The Joint Funding Program is a NSW Government initiative to support school community fundraising efforts.
Grants match school community contributions dollar-for-dollar for works, including play space upgrades, repurposing existing assets and facility refurbishments.
“In addition to the record-breaking school building program, the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has committed an unprecedented investment to eliminate the school maintenance backlog, so that every public school in the State provides the world-class facilities that our students and teachers deserve,” Stokes said.
Media release, Feb 14
Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP