Oatley West Public School, Nature Play Space Project

Monday, 26 October 2020

Mr Speaker, I was thrilled to recently announce funding for a great local school in my electorate, Oatley West Public School. Oatley West is colloquially known as 'The School by the Park', which is certainly no exaggeration. The campus is situated against a beautiful, leafy, Oatley Park backdrop. In this year's round of the NSW Government's Community Building Partnership, Oatley West Public School received $35,000 to fund their 'Nature Play Space' project. The Nature Play Space will give students an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty the school has to offer, as well as ensuring our local environment is protected and preserved. It is crucial that our students, particularly primary school students, have adequate play areas so they are able to stay active and socialise. Additionally, students tend to perform better in their studies when they are happier at school. The Oatley West school community is tight-knit, and the school is in very capable hands with Principal Paul Nash. I would like to thank him and his team for their continued dedication to our local community.