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8 CONSTRUCTION HAS COMMENCED on two new school sites in the centre of Gosford. ET Australia, an independent high school and adult training college, has started a major refit to the former Aldi supermarket site in the Imperial Centre in Gosford CBD in time for the start of the 2021 school year. It is one of two new campuses the inno- vative school is creating to meet demand from Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and northern Sydney families. ET Australia currently has 170 Year 7 to Year 10 students at its existing Gosford campus. The new Year 7 to Year 10 campus and a new campus for Year 11 -12 at nearby 125 Donnison Street Gosford will allow the school to cater for 100 additional students, 80 of whom will be in Years 11 and Year 12. “This new Year 7 to Year 10 campus inside a shopping mall will have classrooms, a science lab, a computer lab, a knowledge hub (library), specialist learning rooms for individual and small group work, break- out learning areas, a student lounge and kitchen, a school hall and staffroom,” said Principal Tony Mylan. “The new Year 11 and Year 12 school campus will have classrooms, a specialist classroom, a student lounge area, student kitchen and staffroom and is located in the same building as ET Australia’s Adult Training College.” “The new campuses will expand ET Australia’s success helping students with their school to work transition. This increase in teaching and learning spaces will provide students with even more opportunities to improve their literacy and numeracy and prepare them for employment”. Mr Mylan said the college’s current stu- dents come from across the socio-econom- ic spectrum. “What they all have in common is that their families value the education we offer. We are a small school for students for whom mainstream schools are not the best fit. “We cater for academically gifted stu- dents as well as students who require adjustments to their learning environment. “Our students seek a supportive and nur- turing environment where the school rules mirror the workplace. They’re treated as young adult learners.” The refit and construction is being carried out by local builders North Construction & Building. ET Australia - Preparing students for the World of Work B U S I N E S S N E W S The Morrison Government will provide $1 million towards the two projects through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure. Announcing that grant Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said, “ET Australia Secondary College in Gosford has a won- derful school community, and these newly refurbished facilities will further enhance the learning environment.” “I congratulate ET Australia Secondary College on their successful grant applica- tions and look forward to seeing the posi- tive impact the refurbished facilities will have on students and our community.” Mr Mylan praised the efforts of Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks MP who he said has been totally committed to the school and its future. Construction will begin within months on the major upgrade at Brooke Avenue Killarney Vale Public School, with North Construction & Building Pty Ltd awarded the contract to deliver new and improved facilities. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the multi-million dollar project would support the growing community in Killarney Vale. “In 2019 the NSW Liberal Government promised to replace demountable class- rooms with new, future-focused teaching spaces and I am so proud we are delivering on this commitment,” Mr Crouch said. “Local company North Construction & Building has been selected to undertake this work, which will ensure that local jobs are prioritised. “Construction is due to begin in early 2021 and will deliver a new building with four permanent teaching spaces and a new sports court. 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