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Wednesday, 25 September 1974
Page: 1430


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice:

For what area is the Weetangera Primary School, in the Australian Capital Territory, meant to provide primary school education facilities.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The Weetangera Primary School is meant to provide primary school facilities for the suburb of Weetangera. In addition it will meet the needs of the suburb of Hawker until primary school facilities become available there in 1 976.

Australian Capital Territory: Pre-school Education (Question No. 65)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice:

(   1 ) Has the Government undertaken to give all children in the Australian Capital Territory at least one year's preschool education before they attend primary school.

(2)   Will all children living in the Hawker-Weetangera area of the Australian Capital Territory, and due to attend primary school next year, be able to receive at least one year's pre-school education at the Weetangera pre-school.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   The Government's aim is to give all children in the Australian Capital Territory one year's pre-school education before they attend primary school. This would normally be at a pre-school in their own suburb but some children in newly developing areas may have to attend a pre-school in another suburb.

(2)   Most children living in the Hawker- Weetangera area and due to attend primary school in 197S will be able to receive one year's pre-school education at the Weetangera preschool. Weetangera pre-school is linked with Lyneham preschool, and not all the vacancies available for HawkerWeetangera children at Lyneham pre-school have been filled.

Hawker, Australian Capital Territory: Proposed Pre-school (Question No. 66)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice:

Is a pre-school to be built in Hawker, in the Australian Capital Territory; if so, when is construction due to commence, and when is it expected to be completed.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Yes. The contract is to.be let in October 1974. Construction is to be completed by November 1 975.

Australian Capital Territory: Weetangera Pre-school (Question No. 67)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice:

Is the Weetangera pre-school, in the Australian Capital Territory, to be enlarged; if so, when is construction to be commenced and when is it expected to be completed.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The Weetangera pre-school is being enlarged. A contract was let in March 1 974 for the provision of a second unit to be occupied at the commencement of the 1975 school year. In addition to the existing permanent pre-school a transportable unit was occupied at the beginning of second term 1974. There are now 120 pre-school places at Weetangera, and this will be increased to 1 80 places at the beginning of 1 975.







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