06 July, 2023
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car and Member for Monaro Steve Whan will today visit Jerrabomberra High School as the Minns Government gets on with the job of boosting school placements for New South Wales’ regional communities.
Construction of the high school’s permanent 500-student high school facility will be completed at the end of this year, as the government announces it will lodge a new application for the school’s future expansion - doubling its permanent capacity to 1000.
Work is speeding ahead on the school’s main three buildings, which include 24 flexible learning spaces and three support learning spaces, a new library, multi-purpose hall, a canteen, sports courts, a covered outdoor learning area (COLA), outdoor space and administration facilities.
The school, which opened to Year 7 and 8 students on Day 1 Term 1 this year in purpose-built temporary facilities located at Jerrabomberra Public School, will grow by one year group each year, with the current cohort of Year 8 students due to be the first to graduate Year 12 in Year 12 in 2027.
Deputy Premier Car also announced the start of master planning for a new high school in nearby Googong, with capacity for 700 students, with part of the site planned for a future expansion accommodating up to 2000 students, along with a preschool and public school.
The schools are part of a group of school infrastructure projects in progress within the region, including the new Jindabyne Education Campus and new Bungendore High School.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car said:
“I am thrilled to see construction on Jerrabomberra High School is progressing well, while we move forward with planning approvals on the major stage 2 expansion. The community will be pleased to know the school is shaping up to be a fantastic place for students to learn, particularly now another science lab is being delivered.
“In addition to this, I am excited to share that we are in the master planning phase to deliver a new high school in Googong.
“We want families in the community to feel confident that there is a place for every student at their local school.
Member for Monaro Steve Whan said:
“It is wonderful to be here today and see the work being done to deliver high schools for families in our community.
“The new high schools will contribute to the long-term success of our students and support our growing community.
“The expansion of Jerrabomberra High and construction of Googong High were key commitments I made during the election, I worked closely with the parent groups then and I thank them for their advocacy. I am very pleased that in just over three months since the election we can announce this rapid progress on delivery.
“I look forward to sharing updates on the progress of these schools.”
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