Page 3095 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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Mr Doszpot: On a point of order, Madam Speaker.


Mr Doszpot: The question was: what further investigations were requested by the delegate, as published in the report time line?

MADAM SPEAKER: And you are saying?

Mr Doszpot: The minister said “a report by the delegate”.

MADAM SPEAKER: What is the point of order?

Mr Doszpot: There is a point of relevance. The minister said it can be done. We are asking what was the further investigation requested?

MADAM SPEAKER: Do you have anything further to add, minister?


Schools—Coombs primary school

MS FITZHARRIS: My question is to the minister for education. Minister, can you provide an update on the construction of the new school in Coombs? Is it still on time and on budget?

MS BURCH: I would be very pleased to update the Assembly on the progress of the new school at Coombs. The construction of the new school at Coombs is progressing well, with the project on track and within budget, and preparation is well underway for the school to commence operations at the beginning of the 2016 school year.

As I have previously updated the Assembly, the new school at Coombs is the first school in the new Molonglo valley development and will cater for about 130 preschool students and 590 kindergarten through to year 6 primary school students. The new school at Coombs will cater for students from the suburbs of Coombs and Wright, the first suburbs being developed as part of that new district.

I had the pleasure of visiting the site on 25 August to announce the appointment of the school’s inaugural principal. I am pleased to say that Ms Kate McMahon has been announced as the principal of the school, and it was good to see firsthand the progress of the construction since the visit earlier, in May this year.

Ms McMahon commenced in her new role immediately, and from 21 September will be temporarily located in the early childhood learning unit at the school until the administration building is completed. Parents and carers intending to enrol their children at the school will be able to visit Ms McMahon next week on the school site and see what a new classroom building will look like.

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