Let's get all classrooms at Waratah Primary School air conditioned!
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This year we've seen the recent heatwave that hit Newcastle and the Hunter achieve the hottest day throughout all areas of the world yet we still have schools that are not fully air conditioned. Our schools are meant to create a comfortable environment for our children where they can effectively learn and be able to receive a high quality education to help them succeed through life. In Australia's extreme summer there are children unable to concentrate, lacking energy and beginning to refuse to attend school due to hot conditions inside of their classrooms and for good reason as these conditions can pose health risks such as heat stress and heat stroke. When arriving at Waratah Primary School it can be seen that the administrative staff and school principal get the luxury of working in air conditioned offices however the only other rooms fitted with air conditioning are the computer room and library. One issue having been mentioned amongst parents is there is an issue with the electrical grid and therefore not being able to support more air conditioners. Instead of wasting funds on "new lounges" or other materialistic items let's work together with the relevant bodies to find a solution and get a positive result for our students in achieving air conditioning in each classroom. So parents, family and friends, members of the public, if you are concerned about the learning conditions of our students, your children, and would like to see changes to our schools, then please sign and share this petition, as these students are our future.
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