Federal Government funding of $700,000 has contributed to the completion of a state-of-the-art extension to the Sunrise Christian School in Whyalla which was officially opened on Friday Sept 23.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the new administration building and four classrooms will further add to the excellent facilities offered and while the Commonwealth had made very significant contribution, the school had contributed two thirds of the $2.1m project.
“I was very pleased to be asked to officially open the new facilities on Friday and I congratulate Principal Dan Hamilton, his staff and the school community on the learning opportunities and supported environment students enjoy at the school,” he said.
“Sunrise Christian School is an absolute stand-out education facility, especially considering the school was started just 13 years ago with 36 students and now boasts more than 300.
“It is a credit to those whose strong conviction and beliefs have seen this school grow from nothing to what it is today.
“It is well recognised that students and teachers perform better when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities – that is why the Coalition Government committed $314.7 billion for all Australian schools through the Capital Grants Program, which has benefited thousands of schools across the nation.”
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Sept 23, 2022