Member for Barker Tony Pasin today announced Waikerie Lutheran Primary School in Waikerie will benefit from new classrooms and an outdoor learning area thanks to a Coalition Government grant.
Mr Pasin said the Australian Government would provide $464,200 towards the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
“Students and staff at Waikerie Lutheran Primary School will benefit from the refurbishment of existing rooms to create a new double classroom learning studio for Year 5 and Year 6 students, as well as the construction of an attached covered outdoor learning area,” Mr Pasin said.
“Waikerie Lutheran Primary School has a wonderful school community, and these new facilities will further enhance the learning environment.
“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 $314.7 billion for all Australian Schools from 2018 to 2029.
“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.
“I congratulate Waikerie Lutheran Primary School on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facilities will have on students and our community.” Mr Pasin said.
Principal of Waikerie Lutheran Primary School Adam Borgas said the Australian Government’s continued support of independent schools in providing a distinctly unique education in both urban and regional settings.
“The grant will be used for an extensive refurbishment of the learning spaces at the school and will facilitate 21c learning and the delivery of a world class International Baccalaureate learning program in a caring and Christ centred learning environment.
“The school and wider community appreciates the investment in the school and the local area that has been provided by the Commonwealth Government.” Mr Borgas said.
Mr Pasin 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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