I was excited to hear about progress on Sylvester Primary School today, says local MP Tim Macindoe.

“The school will be located on the corner of Borman Road and Hare Puke Drive and open from Term One 2019 for local pupils.

“It will enrol year one to six pupils, and will also be home to a special school satellite and an early childhood education centre, making it a great new asset for the community.

“The school will also be designed, built, and maintained through a public private partnership.

“By using public private partnerships, schools are freed up to concentrate on teaching and learning, while the private partner manages the buildings.

“The Establishment Board of Trustees will be appointed soon and will have responsibility for appointing a foundation principal, determining school policy and governance practices, and ensuring the school reflects the needs and aspirations of the local community.

“National is focused on ensuring our pupils and teachers have access to modern and innovative learning spaces to support them to achieve their best outcomes for local children.”

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