Cowra Community Celebrates Classroom Ceremony
New facilities at Cowra Public School will bring benefits to students for years to come, New South Wales Senator Ursula Stephens said today.
Speaking at the school’s ceremony for the opening of the $2,566,330 classroom refurbishments and covered outdoor learning area, Senator Stephens said the Australian Government’s historic Building the Education Revolution (BER) investment was delivering modern facilities to school students around Australia.
“The BER is a $16.2 billion investment in the nation’s future and is delivering modern facilities to more than 9500 schools in metro and regional communities across the country,” she said.
“It is the single biggest investment in Australian schools in our history.
“Projects like the classroom refurbishments and covered outdoor learning area at Cowra Public School are making a real difference by improving the learning environment for our children.
“This is an historic investment in the modernisation of our schools and we will continue to see the benefits of this program for many years to come.”
Senator Stephens said the Government’s investment had resulted in libraries, science labs, classrooms and multipurpose halls being built across the country.
“These facilities are an investment in our future and will deliver better education outcomes for students in your community and throughout Australia,” she said.
“They are changing the way our students learn and giving teachers and staff a more enjoyable place to work.
“The bricks and mortar of these buildings are merely the foundations on which long term educational benefits will be built and continue to flow to Australian students for years to come.”
Senator Stephens congratulated Cowra Public School and the local community for their efforts in delivering this historic investment to their school. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole Cowra community to come together and celebrate the new facilities.”
Further information about this project and all schools funded under the BER is available at www.buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au