Senator Zed Seselja will officially open new classrooms at Holy Family Parish Primary School in Gowrie today.
Students and staff at Holy Family Parish Primary School now have full use of six new classrooms and flexible working areas. The Australian Government provided $700,000 in funding from the Capital Grants Programme.
Senator Seselja will attend the opening on behalf of Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education.
“I’m pleased to be attending Holy Family Parish Primary School for the opening today and to see first-hand the new classroom refurbishments,” Senator Seselja said.
“Students and the whole school community will benefit from using the new classrooms and flexible working areas.”
“These new learning spaces take into account the latest in education research and will see students learn more effectively,” Senator Seselja said.
Over the next four years, the Australian Government is contributing a record $65.4 billion to government, independent and Catholic schools – a $4.0 billion, or 29 per cent, increase from 2014 to 2017.
As well as delivering increased funding, the Australian Government is focussing on quality and choice for schools.
“While buildings alone do not make a great school, I hope students and staff will enjoy learning and be inspired by these new facilities,” Senator Ryan said.
“The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our schools and equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Senator Ryan said.
Senator Ryan is responsible for the Capital Grants Programme, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.
Senator Seselja media: Nikkie Macey 0427 839 164
Senator Ryan media: Gemma Sandlant 0428 421 384