Sunrise Christian School will enjoy a range of new facilities assisted by funding from the Federal Government through the Capital Grants Program (CGP).
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey today announced the school will be building new classrooms and administration offices with the assistance of the Federal grant.
“The Australian Government would provide $700,000 towards $2m project through the CGP which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure,” Mr Ramsey said. “The school community are providing almost two thirds of the project cost and are to be congratulated.”
“Students and staff at Sunrise Christian School will draw great benefit from a new modular building incorporating four classrooms, a staffroom and amenities, as well as reception, administration offices and a sick bay,” Mr Ramsey
“It is well recognised that students and teachers perform better when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities – that’s why the Morrison Government is committed to the Capital Grants Program, which has benefited thousands of schools across the nation.”
“The Federal Government is attempting to ensure every child has the opportunity for a quality education no matter where they go to school”, he said. “Every year we spending more on education and we have committed a record $314.7 billion for all Australian schools from 2018 to 2029.
“We are delivering real, needs-based funding 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 Sunrise Christian School, Whyalla on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facilities will have on students and our community.”
Mr Ramsey 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.
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