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  • By Keegan Thomson

Name of Mulgoa’s new disability school revealed.

The name of the new state-of-the-art school for children with physical and intellectual disabilities being developed in Glenmore Park has been announced.

Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli and Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies, announced the school, due for completion in Term 1 2017, will be known as Fernhill School.

“After consulting with the community, the name Fernhill stuck. It is a name of historical significance here in the Mulgoa Valley,” Mr Piccoli said.

The name is taken from the Fernhill Estate in Mulgoa, a 1400 acre residency and equestrian farm built in the 1830s.

Mister Piccoli and Miss Davies inspected the site of the purpose-built facility, which will accommodate up to 160 students from Kindergarten through to Year 12.

All up the project is estimated to cost $16.1 million and is joint funded by the New South Wales and Federal governments.

Miss Davies said the school offered an exciting step forward for the community of Mulgoa.

“The new school will provide a high quality, purpose-designed environment for students and their families residing within the region, lifting any previous burdens or unnecessary difficulties that previously faced them,” Miss Davies said.

Included in the state-of-the-art school will be purpose built special education classrooms, interactive and outdoor learning spaces, a hydrotherapy pool and a multipurpose hall.

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