Member for Mallee Anne Webster today announced St Mary’s School in Robinvale will benefit from the construction of new classrooms and an administration area thanks to a Coalition Government grant.
Dr Webster said the Australian Government would provide $1.5 million towards the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
“Students and staff at St Mary’s School will benefit from the refurbishment and extension of an existing building to create a new administration area. The project also includes the construction of a new general learning area,” Dr Webster said.
“St Mary’s School has a wonderful school community, and these new facilities will further enhance the learning environment.
“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities – that’s why the Morrison/McCormack Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has benefited thousands of schools across the nation.
“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school. We are providing a record $314.7 billion for all Australian Schools from 2018 to 2029.
Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan said “We are delivering real, needs-based funding that is matched by national reforms that will drive better results and outcomes, as recommended by David Gonski in his Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.
“I congratulate St Mary’s School on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facilities will have on students and our community.” Dr Webster said.
Dr Webster said the funding announcement is one of 158 projects approved for funding under the Capital Grants Program to commence in 2021.
Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.