Premier opens the new Penrith Public School
The PTW-designed upgrade at Penrith Public School was officially opened this week by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell, Penrith MP Stuart Ayres, together with Principal Chantal Beltran, school staff and students. Ms Berejiklian said she was thrilled to see this project delivered for the school community. “The upgrade of Penrith Public School has delivered 12 cutting edge classrooms to give students the best possible learning environment to thrive in,” she said. (The Daily Telegraph, 21 May 2019) The project also included Covered Outdoor Learning Spaces (COLA) and the upgrade of existing staff and administration facilities to accommodate a projected school population of 700 children. The building elements were configured to create a diversity of spaces and links so learning could occur informally and formally, externally and internally. “I am privileged to have been part of the planning and design process and heartened to see the community, student and teachers’ voices have been captured in regards to providing our school community with state-of-the-art facilities that align with innovative and future focused teaching practices,” said Principal Chantal Beltran (Western Weekender 21 May 2019). Image: Murray Fredericks