NSW Government roll-out reverse cycle air-conditioning in schools

Classrooms across the State will be cooler than ever this summer with the NSW Government roll out of air-conditioning. 

Dalton Public School and Crookwell High School were both successful in their application to have air conditioning installed in their classrooms.

Cooler schools: Pru Goward announces State schools funding for air-conditioning. Photo supplied.

Cooler schools: Pru Goward announces State schools funding for air-conditioning. Photo supplied.

NSW Government will also now provide immediate air conditioning to areas that have an average maximum January temperature of 30 degrees or more.

Previously only schools with an average maximum January temperature of 33 degrees or more were air conditioned. 

Crookwell recorded temperatures that reached a high of 39 degrees and a low of minus 7 in 2018.

A second round of applications will open in the new year.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said, the Government program was both economically and environmentally sustainable. 

“We’re installing solar panels and ‘smart systems’ alongside the air conditioning units, so schools can offset their additional energy use and efficiently heat and cool their schools,” he said.

Principal Vero Joseph is hopeful the unit would be installed by the beginning of the 2019 school year.