Students and teachers at schools across the Murray electorate are enjoying their brand new air-conditioning system thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government.
The systems were installed under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s five-year Cooler Classrooms Program which installs school wide air ventilation systems that allow individual classes to maintain the optimum temperature for learning.
NSW Nationals Duty MLC for Murray Wes Fang said he was proud the NSW Nationals were taking care of public school students in the Murray electorate.
The following schools have had their new air-conditioning systems installed:
- Deniliquin High School
- Deniliquin South Public School
- Gol Gol Public School
- Whitton-Murrami Public School
“These systems are incredible, it is more than an air-con system. Classrooms have panels that tell people when to open the windows, or when to close them so it can deliver fresh or cooled air,” Mr Fang said.
“I’m delighted that students are learning in well-ventilated classrooms that are always at the best temperature for concentration thanks to the delivery of the Cooler Classrooms Program.”
NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said these projects were part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $500 million five-year Cooler Classrooms Program.
“I’m pleased that construction for the Cooler Classrooms Program is now complete at these schools, and I’m very glad that students and teachers can benefit from having cooler and better quality air in their classrooms,” Ms Mitchell said.
“We know the relationship between the quality of learning environments and learning outcomes and we’re committed to providing optimal teaching and learning environments for all students and teachers at public schools across NSW.”
The project to deliver the new systems at the following schools in the Murray electorate is now out to tender:
- Griffith East Public School
- Griffith North Public School
“It’s important that students can learn in comfortable environments. That’s why I’m really pleased that work is progressing on both of these schools in Griffith,” Mr Fang said.
As well as cooling, the systems deliver fresh outside air, incorporate smart controls to ensure they operate efficiently, and where feasible, will be solar powered to reduce the financial and environmental impact of running the systems.
The Cooler Classrooms Program is a $500 million, five-year investment by the NSW Nationals in the state government to improve learning environments in public schools across NSW.
The NSW Nationals in the state government are 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.