Electricity sell-off will fund high school upgrade work

Big announcement: Metika Collis-Glynn (left), Sophia Kalatzis (school captain), Adrian Piccoli, Julian Peuntes (school captain), Iona Quinn and James Kozlowski (principal).
Big announcement: Metika Collis-Glynn (left), Sophia Kalatzis (school captain), Adrian Piccoli, Julian Peuntes (school captain), Iona Quinn and James Kozlowski (principal).

THREE high schools in St George are among 60 NSW secondary schools promised a major upgrade under the Coalition's electricity privatisation plan.

Blakehurst, Beverly Hills Girls and Kingsgrove North high schools were included in a $148 million secondary school building program released by Education Minister Adrian Piccoli.

No details about the proposed projects were given.

Mr Piccoli promoted the plan during a visit to Endeavour Sports High School at Caringbah, which is also attended by many students from St George.

"All children, no matter what school they attend, deserve a great education in a well-equipped school with up-to-date facilities," Mr Piccoli said in a statement.

"At Endeavour Sports High School the Baird government will improve the school's amenity and enhance the learning experience for students.

"We know that a school's appearance is important in how it is perceived by the community.

"This funding will go a long way to upgrading those schools that need it most."

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