Para Meadows School primary aged children have a dedicated covered outdoor area to use just for themselves for the first time ever.
And principal Gillian Hendry knows that is thanks largely to Michael and Kylee Dennis from Ocean Beach Hotel in Shellharbour.
The duo run the charity Hotels Have Hearts Illawarra, which raised over $90,000 to make an impossible dream a reality for the special needs school in North Wollongong.
"We'd really like to thank them for their support. Without their generous donations our students would have missed out on lots of learning opportunity," Ms Hendry said.
"The play space we are opening today is the first time that our primary aged children actually have a covered outdoor learning space.
"The covered part allows them to go out during changes in the weather but it also gives them the opportunity to socialise, interact and play on equipment that is safe for them to use.
"It also allows them to develop their social skills of sharing and generally having fun like other students."
She added the children were very excited to have a new play space that includes swings, a round-a-bout, and a safe play water feature.
The NSW Education Department has also given the A Block area a facelift to improve the amenity of the area for students and staff.
Mr Dennis said Hotels Have Hearts Illawarra had raised over $1 million since its inception in 2010.
He said it was a pleasure to raise money towards helping local children with special needs.
"The staff and school community at Para Meadows do such a fantastic job - we are pleased to be able to help in any way we can," Mr Dennis said.
"It gives us a good satisfaction to come here and see kids enjoying what we've built for them."
Ms Hendry said Para Meadows would have been waiting years for the much needed playground without their generosity.
"They are providing us with the things the budget doesn't cover," she said.