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Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced the name of a new school being developed at Glenmore Park.

The school, which is due to be completed for Term 1 2017 and will cater for up to 160 students with special needs, will be known as Fernhill School.

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“After consulting with the community, the name Fernhill stuck. It is a name of historical significance here in the Mulgoa Valley,” Mr Piccoli said.

Mr Piccoli inspected the site of the purpose-built facility with the Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies. The new school is an investment of more than $16 million and will accommodate students from Kindergarten to Year 12. It is among 26 new or upgraded schools for students with special needs.

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“From 2017, this new school will cater for young people with intellectual and physical disabilities in state-of-the-art facilities without the need to travel long distances from home,” Mr Piccoli said.

Facilities at Fernhill School will include:

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· Special education classrooms;
· Interactive learning spaces:
· A hydrotherapy pool;
· Outdoor learning areas; and
· A multipurpose hall.

Mrs Davies said the new school is designed to be energy efficient and ecologically sustainable.

“We are building a valuable asset to provide local communities with a much needed resource,” Mrs Davies said.

Since 2011 the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed more than $4 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance, funding 23 new and relocated schools and 50 major upgrades.

This investment is on top of the $1 billion education fund as part of Rebuilding NSW, which will see 1,600 new or refurbished classrooms delivered across the State.

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

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