New Moree East Public School officially opened

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands and Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Adam Marshall on Monday visited Moree East Public School to officially open the new $16.3 million school upgrade.

Mr Marshall was joined at the ceremony by members of the school community and Moree Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries.

“Students, staff and the Moree community should be proud of their new future-focused learning spaces,” Mr Marshall said.

“Education will shape the future for the young people of Moree and we are committed to creating better life opportunities for future generations.


Cutting the opening cake – Moree East Public School Executive Principal Muriel Kelly, left, NSW Public Schools Executive Direstor Michelle Hall, Moree East Public School captians Shelby Briggs and Cody Picker and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall at the opening on Monday.

“These wonderful new facilities will create a modern learning environment that will continue to benefit students and the Moree community for many years to come.

“These learning spaces are exactly what the community and students of Moree deserve – facilities as good as those in any public school in NSW.”

The major capital investment, part of the Connected Communities Strategy, includes:

  • 15 new and refurbished classrooms;
  • a new administration and reception block;
  • the refurbishment of the Careunga building, which serves as a community hub;
  • the renewal of the covered learning area and carpark; and
  • improved energy sustainability with installation of solar panels

Mr Marshall praised Education Minister Adrian Piccoli’s commitment to improving the learning environment and student results for Moree East Public School students.

“This magnificent upgrade of Moree East Public School was part of Mr Piccoli’s promise to invest substantially in bringing Connected Communities schools up to the standards we expect of our schools anywhere in the state,” Mr Marshall said.

“The NSW Government is putting schools at the heart of the communities in a concerted effort to raise the educational outcomes and life opportunities for Aboriginal students.

“Today marks an important milestone for Mr Piccoli who has been a regular visitor to the area maintaining a close watch on the Connected Communities Strategy and the progress of the infrastructure upgrades.”

Mr Marshall said the school had already seen huge improvements in student results, placed last year in the top 10 per cent of schools across NSW for student learning improvement and on track to be in the top five per cent this year

“With these new facilities and dramatic positive change of culture at the school, I’m looking forward to seeing this trend continue and local students getting the very best education in what is the most advanced school in the state,” he said.

Media Release November 28, 2016