Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed the announcement by the Premier and Minister for Education of an expansion to the successful Share Our Space Program by the NSW Liberal National Government.
Originally trialed over the summer holidays, the Premier and Minister for Education have announced an expansion to include an additional 85 schools across NSW, and that the scheme will now become permanent.
A total of 32 Hunter schools will be open during the upcoming holidays;
Arcadia Vale Public School Awabakal Environmental Education Centre
Belmont High School Broke Public School
Caves Beach Public School Cessnock East Public School
Cessnock West Public School Coal Point Public School
Congewai Public School Dudley Public School
Ellalong Public School Fassifern Public School
Garden Suburb Public School Gillieston Public School
Glendore Public School Greta Public School
Hunter River High School Kitchener Public School
Lambton High School Lambton Public School
Maitland Public School New Lambton Heights Infants School
New Lambton South Public School Newcastle East Public School
Northlakes High School Speers Point Public School
Tarro Public School Wangi Wangi Public School
Waratah West Public School Warners Bay Public School
Wiripaang Public School Wirreanda Public School
19 Hunter schools were available during the autumn school holidays.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said he was pleased to see the scheme expanding, and hoped the Hunter community would benefit over the coming fortnight.
“Opening up further schools in the Hunter grants increased access to green spaces and sporting fields, helping children to remain active over the school holidays.”
“I thank the Premier and Education Minister for their efforts in expanding and continuing to support this very worthwhile program that offers greater options for school holiday activities.”
Participating schools will receive a $5000 grant they can use to help upgrade their facilities for community and school use. Participating schools will be open during the upcoming school holidays from July 9 to 20, between 8am to 5pm.