Cooler Classrooms

The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments.

That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.

To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above. Schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature below 30°C can apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries. This will allow more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.

As part of this work, we will assess the current state of any existing air conditioning or air cooling installed and the works that may be required to provide new systems or to replace existing systems.

 


Program update

Applications for funding for schools with a mean maximum January temperature under 30°C have now closed.

An application review process is currently underway, and schools that will benefit from the program will be notified. The next round of funding will open from Term 1 2019.


Frequently asked questions

What is the January temperature of my school?

To learn whether the mean maximum January temperature of your school is above or below 30°C degrees, type the school name in the search bar above.

What does this mean for schools above 30°C?

Schools 30⁰C and above don’t need to do anything. School Infrastructure NSW will be in touch with principals as the program rolls out.

What does this mean for schools below 30°C?

Applications for funding for schools with a mean maximum January temperature under 30°C have now closed.

The application review process is currently underway, and schools that will benefit from the program will be notified.

The next round of funding will open from Term 1 2019.

What about schools with planned or in progress major works?

As part of the NSW Government’s $500 million Cooler Classrooms Program, we are committed to installing air conditioning in all new and upgraded classrooms and libraries. To see if there is an upgrade planned at your school, search for projects in your area.

For more information on the program, download the Cooler Classrooms brochure.

If you have any questions please email: sinsw.coolerclassrooms@det.nsw.edu.au.