The NSW Government is investing $6 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over four years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.
A project is underway to deliver a new primary school for Kindergarten to Year 6 located on Fairway Drive in Bella Vista (note: this suburb was reported as Kellyville prior to The Hills Shire Council suburb changes on 29 June 2018).
The project will deliver:
40 flexible learning spaces
a new hall
covered outdoor learning spaces.
Shared sporting facilities with The Hills Shire Council will be provided. These include double indoor sports court and outdoor artificial soccer pitch.
The design concept has been developed around the following Educational Principles:
create an innovative and sustainable contemporary new school for a new community supported by technology
flexible and stimulating spaces that are adaptable for changing needs of students and learning modes
community-focused and holistic learning environment, shared library/hall/sporting ground
well-connected indoor and outdoor learning spaces.
The construction of Bella Vista Public School has been designed to be completed in stages to allow the school to open on Day 1 Term 1, 2019 while works continue.
Stage 1 of the school opened for Day 1 Term 1, 2019 and catered for all enrolled students. This included 20 classrooms located in blocks A and B and all the school facilities.
Stage 2 will be the remaining 20 classrooms in Blocks C and D. Stage 2 will be completed for Term 2, 2019. This stage will also include new Free Settlers Drive roadworks that are being completed by The Hills Shire Council.
Construction of Stage 1 is complete. The new facilities opened for the first day of the 2019 school year, including the school sports hall. The artificial soccer pitch is complete and handed over for school use.
Construction of Stage 2 is now complete, furniture will be provided prior to end of June 2019.
Free Settlers Drive roadworks - the school access drop off area is completed and will be ready for use when The Hills Shire Council complete the remaining roadworks. It is anticipated that the Council will complete roadworks by end of July 2019.
Stage 2 - supply and installation of classroom furniture.
Free Settlers Drive roadworks - Council to complete roadworks, to allow for school access and public use.
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