Half a dozen local schools will soon have new or improved facilities after being named a recipient of over $3.8 million of Australian Government grant funding allocated to the ACT, Senator Zed Seselja announced today.
The grants, awarded as part of the Australian Government’s Capital Grants Programme, will go towards a number of projects including:
- Holy Family Parish Primary School – Construction of two classrooms and an amenities block and the demolition of demountable
- Holy Trinity Primary School – Refurbishment to create three classrooms, relocation of library and construction of an administration block
- Orana Steiner School – Construction of four classrooms
- Sacred Heart Primary School – Refurbishment of four classrooms, covered outdoor learning area and canteen area
- The Galilee School – Construction of the senior campus at new Holder site
- Brindabella Christian College – Construction of five classrooms and decommission demountable
“These funds will ensure 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, students will benefit when these enhanced facilities are complete, and for many years to come.
“These funds highlight the Coalition Government’s commitment to supporting the education of local students and to investing in their future,” Senator Seselja concluded.
Communities@Work CEO, Lynne Harwood said that Communities@Work is thrilled to be recipients of a $600,000 grant funded by Federal Government and administered by the ACT Block Grant Authority Inc.
“We have seen a 300% increase in student registrations at Communities@Work Galilee School in recent times. The funding is enabling us to build a much needed second campus and will enhance our ability to provide quality schooling and pathways for vulnerable students at risk of disengaging,” Ms Harwood concluded.