Wishart State School all abilities Playground – House of Representatives | Ross Vasta MP

I rise today to share the news of the completed all-abilities senior playground for students in years 4 to 6 at Wishart State School. This playground has been part of the school’s vision over the last 20 years and has been made possible thanks to $350,000 in funding by the Morrison government. It is a playground which will be enjoyed by the school community for years to come.

Since announcing the funding, I have been following the upgrades closely and have made regular visits to the site. The school undertook an extensive consultation process to make sure staff, students and parents could all have a say in the designs. In fact, some of the designs prepared by year 6 students have been incorporated. The consultation process was a fundamental step in ensuring all senior students were considered, including specialty equipment for those with special needs.

This month I visited the school once again to see the completed playground and to catch up with the principal, Yolanda Tognini. Ms Tognini has been overwhelmed by how pleased the students, staff and parents are with the new playground. It’s already making an incredible difference to the entire school community, and they are grateful for the government’s contribution.

Over the past few years, Wishart State School has seen enrolment numbers increase by hundreds, and this new playground will support the students’ experience as it continues to grow. Our government continues to back local schools, enabling real improvements, just like those to the Wishart State School.