Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Exciting new projects at Narrabri West!

This week we have received official confirmation that our nominated projects for the Commonwealth Government’s Building the Education Revolution program have been approved. This is fantastic news for our school, with construction to begin very shortly on the following projects:

· A hall – this will be built in the back playground adjacent to the Pre School. It will have a stage, toilets, showers and storage facilities, as well as an adjacent Covered Outdoor Learning Area. This will be a terrific addition to our school and will allow us to have the whole school indoors for assemblies and performances etc. It will also provide a rehearsal and concert venue for the school band and other groups. Whilst it will not be huge, it will certainly be big enough for our entire school to use. Importantly, it will not encroach on our athletics track or any of our sporting areas in the back playground. Whilst this news is exciting, the second project as part of this funding we are sure will really excite our students, (and will be a major asset to our school). This will be the construction of a….

· Multi-sports tennis, basketball, netball and volleyball court – this sporting facility will be built in the existing staff car park (bad luck teachers!) and will be an all-weather surface with a surrounding fence. It means we will have our own court for these sports, as well as an adjoining area with handball and hopscotch markings etc. This is really exciting news and will ensure that Narrabri West will have without a doubt the best facilities of any school, not only in Narrabri, but in the entire New England area. How lucky are our students? The court will be similar to the one in the photo.

These projects will certainly enhance our school and we are looking forward to watching their progress as they take shape. These are exciting times for Narrabri West!