Holiday works under way at Cowra High

Access to the stage at Cowra High School's hall will be made easier for students with a disability after the installation of a lift during the school holidays.
Access to the stage at Cowra High School's hall will be made easier for students with a disability after the installation of a lift during the school holidays.

Cowra High School is among a host of schools in the region where works are being carried out during the school holidays.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke MP says more than $265,704 will be spent on school projects in Cowra, Eurongilly, Gundagai, Nangus and Narrandera over the summer holiday period.

Projects at local schools include $34,650 for a stage lift for students with a disability at Cowra High School and almost $200,000 for painting and flooring at Narrandera High School.

​Ms Cooke welcomed the investment in local schools in the electorate.

"Every child deserves to have access to great facilities, wonderful teachers and get an excellent education and that is what we are delivering for students right here," Ms Cooke said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said this program is another example of how this Government is committed to public education and delivering local infrastructure to support communities right across NSW.

"Just like your family home, there are always jobs to be done to keep our schools in top condition," Mr Stokes said.

"We carry out projects in our schools every day of the year, but we really ramp it up over summer to get schools in their best condition to start the new school year.

"Every single job, no matter how big or small, matters.

“Keeping our educational facilities in tip-top condition promotes a sense of pride in our schools and this improves teaching and learning,” Mr Stokes said.

The summer holiday blitz is part of the NSW Government's record $847 million school maintenance investment over the next four years.

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