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The NSW Government has committed funds to reduce the maintenance backlog in public schools. As a consequence of this, the roofs of B Block and A Block will be replaced over several weeks, hopefully beginning in the upcoming school holidays. In addition, the school will be painted internally and externally. This follows the replacement of all the air conditioning units and the roof of C Block replaced earlier in the year.

The upcoming work will require the erection of scaffolding, similar to what is seen in the city when building works are occurring, because the school will still need to function while the work is in progress. The intention is that all the scaffolding will be installed during the holidays and the school will be ready to function by the time the staff and students return for the start of Term 3.

I have already had meetings with the Department of Education’s Asset Officers and the contractors doing the work to ensure appropriate measures will be in place to ensure the safety of students and staff and to allow the efficient functioning of the school. Any concerns once the work is in progress should be referred promptly to me.

While we might all prefer such works to occur in school holidays this is just not possible. The upside, however, is that the school will not be plagued by leaks and damages to property, resources and student work in the future.

Congratulations to our Stage 3 students on running a successful Multicultural Food Day on Friday. All the funds raised will go towards the Year 6 Farewell function later in the year. A very big thank you to all the families who supported their children in making foods for the event. The students stepped up but couldn’t have done it without the support of staff and parents.

Fran Larkin

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