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supervisors and payroll forms being signed. What I am telling you is the executive contract is not the only way of formally establishing the employment arrangement. That indeed is covered, I think, in the Public Sector Management Act. I cannot think of the relevant clause off the top of my head, but it is expressly stated there.
Schools—Taylor Primary School
MR GENTLEMAN: My question is to the minister for education. Minister, could you update the Assembly on the current status of the refurbishment of the Taylor Primary School and childcare centre and the community consultation process and how this is being reflected in enrolments for 2014?
MS BURCH: I thank Mr Gentleman for his interest in Taylor Primary School. I am pleased to inform the Assembly that the rectification and upgrade work at the Taylor Primary School is progressing on schedule for the school and childcare centre to be operational from the start of 2014. The rectification and upgrade work at Taylor Primary School can largely be considered in two parts: firstly, the repair of the building structure and services and, secondly, the modernisation and upgrade of the school and childcare facilities.
The rectification upgrade work includes complete removal of the external asbestos facade. a complete upgrade of the early childhood facilities, a new roof, rectification of the sewer and stormwater system, installation of larger windows and doors, expansion of the school hall, upgrade of the administration area, upgrade of the car parks, and landscaping of the entire school site. Mr Wall does not have any interest in Taylor Primary School, it would seem.
In addition to the important structural repair work, I am very pleased to advise the Assembly that we are creating a school that caters for children from birth to 12 years of age. I inform members that the school’s information communication technology is being upgraded and that the school building will allow higher levels of natural light and ventilation into the building.
MADAM SPEAKER: Order, members! I cannot hear Minister Burch.
MS BURCH: New furniture and interactive whiteboards will also be provided as part of the project.
I am very pleased at the level of consultation that has taken place with the school community. The Taylor Primary School community and Communities@Work have been extensively consulted as part of the design process of the rectification and upgrade of the Taylor Primary School. A Taylor Primary School design working group was established as part of the design process. This group included the school executive as well as reps from the school board, P&C and staff and parents.
Enrolments for Taylor Primary School are very healthy for the start of next year. Preschool enrolments are up to 50 for next year, and primary school enrolments are