Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has announced funding for a number of improvements to Bomaderry High School including the installation of air conditioning in classrooms and transforming the School Library into an interactive Community Hub.
Mr Ward joined at the funding announcement with representatives from Bomaderry High School including P&C President Susan Robertson-Cunninghame and School Captains Brendan Low and Jessie Boardman.
Mr Ward said that he was extremely pleased to secure this funding from the New South Wales Government for these upgrades under the new Cooler Classrooms Program.
“This funding will allow for the installation of air conditioning in classrooms and the Library at Bomaderry High School which will greatly benefit the students, teachers and staff at my old school,” he said.
“I want to make a clear statement about my commitment to renewable and clean energy, so the air con will be powered by solar.
“I also announced $77,000 funding for the P&C to upgrade the school Library into a Community Hub for students and teachers making this space far more accessible and user friendly.
“A few years ago, I was very pleased to support the installation of access ramps to the disabled schools at Bomaderry High School, a new PA system and an upgrade to their laboratory facility.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the students and staff at Bomaderry High School and I would like to acknowledge the Principal Mr Ian Morris, P&C President Susan Robertson-Cunninghame and School Captains Brendan Low and Jessie Boardman who are all doing an outstanding job,” Mr Ward concluded.
P&C President Susan Robertson-Cunninghame said:
“We are totally thrilled to receive this wonderful grant which will not only create 5 new learning spaces, but will also make the library more inclusive for people with additional needs,” he said.
“We are especially excited that our Bomaderry High School library transformation will facilitate greater opportunities for collaboration between our school and the wider community.
“The Bomaderry High School P&C would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Gareth Ward MP for Kiama for supporting public education and for making such a positive difference to our local community,” Mrs Robertson-Cunninghame said.