Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today announced that while students and teachers have been on holidays, local schools have been busy with maintenance and improvement projects.

Mr George said the school holiday period provides the time to repair school facilities, while students and staff are off premises and enjoying their break.

“In the Lismore electorate, 12 projects worth up to $4.75m have been undertaken at schools during the holidays,” Mr George said.

Some of these works include:

Mr George said more than 750,000 NSW public school students will return to school from Wednesday 29 January.

“Starting school can be daunting for many students, especially those starting preschool, primary school and high school,” Mr George said.

“Resources to assist with back to school are available online at

“Help is also available to parents and caregivers via the Back-to-School Hotline, 1300 738 338. The hotline will be available between 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays from Tuesday 28 January until Friday 14 February.”

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

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