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Kick starting 2020 with local schools community funding

February 03, 2020


Thank you to all schools for your submissions. It was a tough decision for the panel representing all school sectors and formed to assess the applications, which was able to select 14 projects in this funding round.

Kanwal Public School will receive $20,000 for its NEXUS Project. A dedicated learning space for creative arts and digital technologies including new technology to deliver the national STEM School Education Strategy.

The Entrance Public School has been awarded $20,000 to replace school bubblers with hydration stations. To encourage more students to drink water and re-fill their drink bottles reducing single-use plastic.

Toukley Public School has been awarded $20,000 for their school hall. The hall and toilets will be painted. New notice boards installed and improvements made to the projector screen, microphones and sound system.

The panel also chose MacKillop College at Warnervale’s iLab to receive a $20,000 grant. The iLab will be a maker space to develop students’ innovation, ideas, investigation skills and imagination.

St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School in Wyong has received a $19,210 for a shade sail over the K-2 playground sandpit  and to resurface the basketball court in the Yr 3-6 playground.

Wyong High School’s $18,054 grant will be used for playground and sporting equipment for PDHPE courses.

Gorokan Public School will be able to upgrade its playground to make it safer with their $15,000 grant.

Chittaway Bay Public School will use its $10,000 grant towards the purchase of a shade sale for its outdoor play spaces.

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School at Shelly Beach will use its $10,000 grant for new playground markings in the courtyard and main playground .

Gorokan High School’s $10,000 grant will be used for an in-school landscaping project to upskill students.

A $10,000 grant will be used by the DALE Young Parents’ School at Wyong for the refurbishment and extension of the school’s multi-purpose community function room.

The panel was also pleased to provide grants to Lisarow Public  School towards a sensory garden and yarning circle ($9820), the Youth Off the Streets Lakes College at Blue Haven for IT and sound equipment ($9500) and Tacoma Public School for a sandpit imagination play hub ($8416).