School shows off new facilities
TWEED Heads Public School’s $2.35 million school hall and covered outdoor learning area were opened yesterday.
The school also received $125,000 for the refurbishment of school facilities.
Federal member for Richmond Justine Elliot officially opened the new buildings.
The refurbishments were funded through the Building the Education Revolution.
Mrs Elliot congratulated Tweed Heads Public school on its new facilities and spoke of the benefit to both the school and community.
“These projects provide valuable learning opportunities for our children and supported the employment of many local workers.
"This is what we strived to achieve; this is the essence of the economic stimulus plan,” Mrs Elliot said.
“Schools like Tweed Heads Public School have received real benefits from the BER, so they now have resources they need to continue to provide a quality education through the efforts of our hard-working teachers in our local schools.
“It has been fantastic to see the principal, teachers, parents, and tradespeople working together to deliver these important projects for our children.
“With the completion of these projects teachers and students can now make use of the 21st century facilities they so richly deserve.”
Schools in the Tweed shire have received more than $115 million for 205 projects in 90 schools.