Sydney (Tribune International, Premier’s Media Release, 15 June 2020): Jordan Springs Public School is one of 19 new and upgraded schools being built in Sydney’s north-west, which has seen enrolments grow by 24 per cent over the last five years.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Education Minister Sarah Mitchell and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres visited the $50 million Jordan Springs Public School that will open its doors to students next month.
“Even during a pandemic we have continued to build schools across NSW,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“No matter where you live or what your circumstances are, all students deserve access to world class education.
“In the last 18 months, we have already opened eight of the 19 schools being built in Sydney’s north-west and another three are scheduled to open early next year.”
Ms Mitchell said Jordan Springs Public School is one of several new schools being built using innovative technology.
“For the first time in NSW, we’re harnessing a new way of building schools. Ninety-five per cent of the school is constructed off site reducing the on-site build time to weeks,” Ms Mitchell said.
“The construction method will be used in select locations, meaning we can deliver new, high quality schools with minimal disruption to those communities.”
The construction model is currently being used for the new schools at Jordan Springs, on Farmland Drive near Alex Avenue at Schofields and in Catherine Field, Leppington and Wagga Wagga.
Mr Ayres said there is need for new schools in this area.
“The NSW Government is fast tracking infrastructure programs across the state,” Mr Ayres said.
“These projects will provide jobs and boost the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The new Jordan Springs Public School will provide 27 permanent classrooms, a school hall, a library, a covered outdoor learning area as well as administrative and staff facilities. It will have capacity for more than 1000 students.
The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.
Eight schools already open in Sydney’s north-west:
- Claremont Meadows Public School (upgrade)
- Riverstone High School (upgrade)
- Quakers Hill East Public School (upgrade)
- Riverbank Public School (upgrade)
- Bella Vista Public School (new)
- North Rocks Public School (upgrade)
- Excelsior Public School (upgrade)
- North Kellyville Public School (new)
11 schools currently being built in Sydney’s north-west:
- Jordan Springs Public School (new) *students commence in Term 3
- Matthew Pearce Public school (upgrade)
- Castle Hill Public School (upgrade)
- Samuel Gilbert Public School (upgrade)
- Marsden Park new high school (new)
- Marsden Park new primary school (new)
- Alex Avenue new primary school (new)
- Glenwood High School (upgrade)
- John Palmer Public School (upgrade)
- Schofields Public School (upgrade)
- Tallawong new primary school (new)