Last week, I attended the official opening of the Stage 1 Upgrade to Epping Public School with the Premier and the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning. I was pleased to be able to showcase one of the great schools in the Epping electorate. A highlight for me was meeting school captains Yeri Lee and Nicholas Hanich, and hearing about what the upgrade will mean for them and their friends.
The upgrade includes 22 new permanent teaching spaces, a new library, an upgrade to core facilities and special education rooms, and a conversion of existing teaching space to new administration space. Construction began in 2018 and was opened in time for Day 1 of Term 1, 2020. This project takes the initiative in alleviating unprecedented pressure arising from the significant growth of the local population. This project also supports the great teaching, support and administrative staff under Principal John Ford’s leadership, and Stage 2 will come with significant improvements to staff facilities. The school community have been with us every step of the way with this project. I thank them for their patience and with them, I look forward to Stage 2.