MP rolls up sleeves to assist start of school upgrade work

STUDENTS at Punchbowl Public School have been breaking new ground – literally.

With shovels in hand they joined State MP for Bankstown, Jihad Dib, Principal Donna McGeary and construction workers on the first day of term two to begin work on a number of new facilities.
New facilities will include a new two-storey building with eight classrooms, new staff and administration amenities, and will also see the refurbishment of an existing building to create two new support classrooms.
The school will also receive a new entry as part of the improvements, as the administration facilities are moved into the new school building. The work is expected to be completed in late 2025.
Principal McGeary said the school community was really looking forward to what’s to come.
“We know a front-facing administration building would make accessing the school so much easier for parents, students and staff,” she said.
“I know I speak on behalf of the entire school staff when I say we are excited about this project progressing and the new permanent classrooms our staff and students will soon get to enjoy.”
Mr Dib said as the community here in Bankstown and surrounding areas was expanding, “it is up to us to ensure our local schools expand at the same pace so we can accommodate everyone”.
“These new facilities at Punchbowl Public School will greatly support families in the area, and I look forward to watching construction progress and seeing the finished product.”