Scot MacDonald
7th Jul 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed the announcement by the Premier and Minister for Education of an expansion to the successful Share Our Space Program by the NSW Liberal National Government.

Originally trialed over the summer holidays, the Premier and Minister for Education have announced an expansion to include an additional 85 schools across NSW, and that the scheme will now become permanent.

A total of 32 Hunter schools will be open during the upcoming holidays;

Arcadia Vale Public School                            Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

Belmont High School                                      Broke Public School

Caves Beach Public School                           Cessnock East Public School

Cessnock West Public School                       Coal Point Public School

Congewai Public School                                 Dudley Public School

Ellalong Public School                                    Fassifern Public School

Garden Suburb Public School                        Gillieston Public School

Glendore Public School                                  Greta Public School

Hunter River High School                               Kitchener Public School

Lambton High School                                     Lambton Public School

Maitland Public School                                   New Lambton Heights Infants School

New Lambton South Public School                Newcastle East Public School

Northlakes High School                                  Speers Point Public School

Tarro Public School                                        Wangi Wangi Public School

Waratah West Public School                          Warners Bay Public School

Wiripaang Public School                                Wirreanda Public School

19 Hunter schools were available during the autumn school holidays.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said he was pleased to see the scheme expanding, and hoped the Hunter community would benefit over the coming fortnight.

“Opening up further schools in the Hunter grants increased access to green spaces and sporting fields, helping children to remain active over the school holidays.”

“I thank the Premier and Education Minister for their efforts in expanding and continuing to support this very worthwhile program that offers greater options for school holiday activities.”

Participating schools will receive a $5000 grant they can use to help upgrade their facilities for community and school use. Participating schools will be open during the upcoming school holidays from July 9 to 20, between 8am to 5pm.