The Member for Barker Tony Pasin has announced a number of schools in the Limestone Coast have been awarded funding under the Morrison Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund.

“The Coalition Government recognises the important role that schools play in our community and that’s why we’re funding small projects that will make a big difference at our local schools,” Mr Pasin said

Projects funded in the Limestone Coast include:

  • $12,000 for Allendale East Area School to undertake the installation of an outdoor kitchen to accompany the newly completed garden project designed around the principals of Aboriginal Healing Circles. Edible plants that were plated as part of this project can be used for cooking along with cultural lessons, school gatherings and meetings.
  • $10,000 for McDonald Park School to undergo a small scale extension/ refurbishment of an old sport’s shed to turn into makerspace for STEM activities.
  • $5,000 for Kalangadoo Primary School to purchase new laptops and iPads for upper, middle and junior primary students to allow access to all students to technology for learning.
  • $20,000 for Sunrise Christian School to develop a learning space for students to learn basic woodworking skills and to deliver small scale community projects.
  • $1,482 for Naracoorte High School to provide useful strategies to their students and help improve their ‘response-ability’ to stress and struggles that they face as teens with their new The Teen Resilience Project
  • $18,053 for Bordertown Primary School for the provision of additional IT resources to support students

“This is additional investment on top of the Coalition Government’s record funding of $310 billion for schools.

“These local school projects will go a long way in helping our students and the local school community in Barker when they are completed,” Mr Pasin said.