School upgrades and more teachers

O'Dea welcomes school upgrades and three new teachers to local schools.

In 2016, 367 new permanent teachers and 42 principals start in new roles at NSW public schools including three new full-time teachers in schools local to the area.

“Caroline Wong takes up her appointment at Killara High School, Van Giang joins Davidson High and Daniel Smith begins teaching at Lindfield Public School.

Johnathan O'Dea“I’d like to wish all school students and staff, starting the school year in the Davidson electorate, all the very best for 2016,” Jonathan O’Dea, Member for Davidson said.

While school students and staff have been on their summer holiday, the NSW Government has been working hard on capital works and maintenance projects at nearly 500 public schools across the state.

Over the summer work has continued on projects valued at around $220 million, comprising $178 million in major capital works and $42 million in minor capital works.

“Six projects have been undertaken at four Davidson electorate schools while students and staff have been enjoying the summer holidays.” said O’Dea.

“With schools free of students and staff during the summer break, the holidays provide tradies and contractors with the time they need to make improvements and repairs and generally upgrade facilities. We want our students to have the best possible schools and we remain focused on ensuring improvements continue to be made.”

Examples of minor works and maintenance at schools include upgrading classrooms, painting, toilet upgrades and improvements to grounds.

Davidson electorate schools benefiting from minor works and/or maintenance include:

  • St Ives North Public School
  • Frenchs Forest Public School
  • St Ives Public School
  • Mimosa Public School

In addition, Lindfield Public School is benefiting from integration projects that are scheduled for completion during the holidays in readiness for the new school year.

“This targeted funding will make our schools better places for students to learn and teachers to teach,” said Mr O’Dea.

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