Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey attended Maitland Lutheran School in February to open a new upper primary building providing six general learning areas around a learning common space and a staff preparation space that were funded by the Coalition Government.
Mr Ramsey said students and staff would benefit from the fresh modern facilities, with a large common area for use by small groups or individuals.
The Coalition Government provided $685,000 for the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
“It was great to visit Maitland Lutheran School to see the new facilities and hear about the positive impact it will have on students,” Mr Ramsey said.
“Maitland Lutheran School has a wonderful school community, and this new upper primary building will further enhance the learning environment.
“We are ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school.
School funding has increased every year under our Government.
“Our Government is providing record funding for government schools, for Catholic schools and for Independent schools.
“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.
“Our Government is funding improved facilities at schools, like the new upper primary building at Maitland Lutheran School, as part of our commitment to education.”
More information about the Capital Grants Program is at https://www.dese.gov.au/payments-and-grants-schools/capital-grants-non-government-schools.