$2.3 million to support local school facilities

Local schools – Mother Theresa School in Harrison, St Thomas Aquinas Primary School in Charnwood and St Monica’s Primary School in Evatt – will share in a $2.3m Australian Government grant to upgrade and build learning facilities.


The grants, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards a wide range of projects. At Mother Theresa School they will construct an eight-classroom block, St Monica’s Primary School will refurbish a staff and administration facility, while students at St Thomas Aquinas Primary School will benefit from three new classrooms, a library extension and toilet refurbishment.


Senator Zed Seselja congratulated the three schools on receiving the grant.


“These funds will ensure that local students have the infrastructure necessary to help them get the most out of their time at school,” Senator Seselja said.


“While buildings alone do not make a school, these students will benefit when these enhanced facilities are complete.”


Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, said the CGP provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources.


“The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our school education and ensuring students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Senator Ryan said.


“This Government believes in an education system that puts students first.  A quality education gives young people the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to our nation.”


For further information on the CGP, visit http://education.gov.au/capital-grants-programme-non-government-schools.