Celebrating our latest upgrades for Education Week 2023

Release date: 02 August 2023

As Education Week kicks-off for 2023, the spirit of celebration and progress has filled the air.

This year’s theme, ‘175 years of public education in NSW’ focuses on learning from the past, celebrating our achievements and embracing the future with confidence.

Among the highlights of celebrations this week are 4 recent school upgrades that each embody the Education week theme.

As we celebrate a long history of working to deliver better outcomes for students, families and their communities, these school upgrades are confidently paving the way for the future with teaching and learning spaces ready to keep pace over the coming decades.

Darlington Public School

A new three-storey building now stands, featuring 9 classrooms and 3 preschool classrooms. The design fosters a collaborative atmosphere, organising hubs for different age groups.

The library serves as the heart of the school, connecting students to the outdoors and creating a space for communal gathering and class reading. Principal Michelle McCormack has thanked the local community, she said, “Your support and cooperation have made it possible for us to deliver these new facilities for students and their families."

Edmondson Park Public School

With 16 additional teaching spaces, a preschool, library hall and play areas, the second upgrade to Edmondson Park Public School showcases an inclusive and nurturing learning environment for its growing population. 

Mosman High School

The upgrade to Mosman High School features 16 new classrooms, a library, multipurpose gym, hall, and a rooftop basketball court offering breathtaking views of the city and North Head. These facilities offer a flexible learning environment and a variety of opportunities to enhance student collaboration, communication and engagement.

Young High School

Funded in partnership with Hilltops Council, this major upgrade brings a new joint-use library and community facilities including specialised classrooms, multimedia facilities, a youth wellbeing hub, and a Wiradjuri learning centre.

Principal Anna Barker said, “...being able to use these spaces in so many diverse and different ways is incredible because it enhances student learning.”

This upgrade stands as a testament to the value of collaboration between schools and the local community. It also honours the history of Young through the exhibition of artefacts and by preserving the connection of our past and traditional owners, the Wiradjuri Nation.

Education Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of students, staff and public schools across NSW. From vibrant learning hubs and cutting-edge facilities, we celebrate these schools that are showcasing teaching and learning environments that are ready for students both today and for decades to come.