Local schools in Manly will be receiving priority upgrades to science labs, halls, offices and other facilities, according to a statement released from Manly MP James Griffin’s office earlier in the week.
Mr Griffin said the $7 million dollar investment was part of the NSW Government Metro Renewal Program announced by the Premier and Minister for Education on Tuesday.
One of the big local winners is Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Campus which is receiving a multimillion dollar upgrade for a new hall, gym and multi-purpose space. The school will also be receiving a $200,000 new school lab.
Other schools receiving grants include:
- Manly Village Public School for updated admin and staffing areas
- Mackellar Girls High School will also receive a new science lab on their campus
- Balgowlah Boys receiving a new hall and multi-purpose space
- Manly West Public receiving upgraded toilet facilities for students
- And Harbord Public upgrading old staff rooms to into new admin offices
Our understanding is that most upgrades are co-funded by the schools themselves and NSW Government grants. (Editor’s note: As these are largely government schools, we aren’t entirely clear on how that works, but if any readers want us to ask more about how state-funded schools self-fund let us know and we will put in the question).