Steph Cooke and Kylie Taylor smile at the camera. Behind they classrooms can be seen.
Steph Cooke MP and Principal Kylie Taylor

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined students and staff at Wyalong Public School to celebrate two new funding boosts.

Wyalong Public School is set to receive new LED lighting in the first Tranche of the LED Lighting Upgrade Program, and a playground upgrade thanks to a $40,000 investment from the School Renewal Program.

Ms Cooke said the improvements would be a boost to the entire school community.

“It’s such a joy to visit the school and celebrate these two rounds of funding which will help create an even better learning environment,” Ms Cooke said.

“Students in rural and regional schools deserve the same infrastructure and opportunities as those in larger towns and cities and I am proud of the NSW Government support for Wyalong Public.”

“This work will help our students grow and thrive, while ensuring staff have the best conditions to teach in. I can’t wait for my next visit to see the changes to the playground and the new lighting.”

Principal Kylie Taylor said the school community was excited about the upgrades.

“The lighting will help students to concentrate and focus on their learning, rather than have flickering fluorescent lights,” Ms Taylor said.

“The playground upgrades will make a safer and more enjoyable space for the students at recess and lunch. We are removing the asphalt and creating a new shelter, with a lawn extension.”

“This is fabulous for the school, we are feeling very privileged because we are one of the first schools to get this new lighting and see this new technology in our classrooms, it’s great to see rural schools getting this investment.”