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Infrastructure Funding for Forest High School

October 22, 2020

Infrastructure Funding for Forest High School

Frenchs Forest High School students have received much welcome upgrades to their outdoor learning area.

The completed construction of a covered outdoor area will provide shade and protection from rain to teachers and students as they continue their educational journey outdoors.

Member for Mackellar has congratulated the school on the completion of the project.

“It’s great to see the completed construction of a covered outdoor area at Forest High. It benefits the students, staff and entire community, especially as we come into summer. Gail and her team deserve great credit.” Mr Falinski said.

The COLA [Covered Outdoor Learning Area] will be used for outdoor learning particularly in the rain or hotter days, by the children.

It will also be used for parent functions including the schools fair, BBQs and musical evenings. Located next to the canteen, the COLA will also be used for afternoon tea and breakfast functions run by the P&C.

Frenchs Forest High School principal, Gail Smith has expressed her gratitude in having the project completed.

“The community grant allowed us to build a much-needed covered outdoor learning area (COLA). ​The space will allow us to run outdoor learning programs for the children as well as offering a sheltered place to eat and play.” Ms Smith said.  

“Families will enjoy the space for our annual band event ‘concert under the stars’ and it will make a perfect outdoor cafe for our fairs.”

“It’s beautiful and functional and we are delighted!”

The grant was provided under the $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund. As of 1 October 2020, of the 15 projects approved for the electorate of Mackellar, the department has received 7 submissions and of those, 6 project closure reports have been finalised.


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