Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Killara Public School Upgrade Under Way

Inspecting the new upgrade at Killara Public

Students at Killara Public School are set to benefit from brand new learning spaces as part of a $6 million upgrade, continuing the NSW Government’s record investment in education infrastructure.

The new two-storey block contains eight future-focused learning spaces, making it perfectly placed to meet the needs of future generations of local students.

Education Minister Rob Stokes and Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens visited the school today to inspect the building works.

“The new spaces are designed to ensure that local students have the best possible learning environments to prepare them for life as citizens in 21st century Australia,” Mr Stokes said.

Mr Henskens said the upgrade of the school was a major investment that would improve the learning and teaching environment for local students.

The upgrade also includes new amenities for students and a brand new multi-purpose sports court. As part of the project, seven existing demountable classrooms will be removed to make way for the new permanent school building.

“The school community will not only benefit from great new modern classrooms, but a significant added benefit is that the students will soon have access to more playground space once the demountables are removed,” Mr Henskens said.

Mr Stokes said he was delighted to see the NSW Government’s historic education infrastructure spending was making a difference for school communities like Killara.

This project is one of more than 120 new schools and major upgrades the NSW Government is funding over the next four years under a $4.2 billion school building program announced as part of the 2017/18 state Budget. This is the biggest investment in school infrastructure in the history of NSW.