Some of the Territorys most special students have brandnew facilities to support their learning, thanks to a $6.7 million upgrade atAcacia Hill School in Alice Springs.
Member for Braitling Dale Wakefield today officially openedthe upgrade, which includes three new specialist classrooms to better supportstudents with additional needs.
The dedicated new facilities were completed in two stagesby local Alice Springs builder Scope Building Pty Ltd.
Acacia Hill School provides an intensive educationalprogram for students with additional needs from early childhood through tosecondary years.
Quotesattributable to Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield.
As local member, I am very pleased to be able to deliverthese wonderful new facilities for the students, teachers and families ofAcacia Hill School, which will support quality learning for many years to come.
This project has not only supported the Acacia Hill Schoolcommunity, it has supported local jobs, with all sub-contractors employed byScope Building during construction coming from the Alice Springs area.
This is a wonderful investment not just in our local economybut in the future of Alice Springs greatest asset: our children.
Quotesattributable to Minister for Education, Selena Uibo.
The Territory Labor Government is investing to ensureevery child has the best start in life, so they can engage, learn, grow andachieve bright futures.
The new specialised facilities at Acacia Hill School will supportteaching and learning programs that ensure allstudents, regardless of their background, ability or personal circumstances,can participate and learn.
Quotesattributable to Acacia Hill School Principal, Julie Permezel.
The colourful, stylishupgrades to Acacia Hill School and new facilities will assist us in ouraspiration to be the centre for excellence in Special Education for CentralAustralia.