Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has announced two capital grants for Murray Bridge schools thanks to a Coalition Government’s Capital Grants Program.

St Joseph’s School and Tyndale Christian School will benefit with grants of $1,665,541 and $339,200 respectively for new building works.

The more than $1.6 million in funding for St Joseph’s will see construction of a two storey building comprising eight general learning areas, shared breakout spaces and specialist middle school learning areas.

Two transportable classrooms will be also demolished as part of the works to make way for development of an outdoor learning environment for junior primary students.

At Tyndale Christian School the funding will provide construction of two general learning areas, two withdrawal and tuition rooms, staff and student amenities, and wide verandas for outdoor learning and shade.

Mr Pasin said the Australian Government provides funding through the Capital Grants Program for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

“We’re already seen Tyndale benefit from a capital grant in 2016 that has seen two general learning areas for junior primary and additional student amenities, so we’ve seen the impact this additional funding can make.

“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities – that’s why the Morrison 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 $310.3 billion in recurrent funding for all Australian schools under our Quality Schools package.

“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.

Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit