Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey today attended St Joseph’s School to open a newly developed middle school facility and multipurpose hall funded by the Coalition Government.
Mr Ramsey said students would benefit from the new facilities including general learning areas, breakout learning spaces, a designated maker space, a science room and home economics area. The multipurpose hall provides a gathering space for the whole school community as well as for performing areas and sport.
The Coalition Government provided $2,200,000 for the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
“It was great to visit St Joseph’s School to see the new facilities and hear about the positive impact it will have on students,” Mr Ramsey said.
“St Josephs has a wonderful school community, and this new middle school facility and multipurpose hall 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.
“We are 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.
“The Government is funding improved facilities at schools, like the new middle school facility and multipurpose hall at St Joseph’s 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.
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 02 6277 4967 March 23 2022