The Member for Barker Tony Pasin has announced a number of schools in the Murraylands 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 Murraylands include:

  • $4,945 for Coonalpyn Primary School to upgrade the schools Lego equipment to allow students to engage in robotics, coding and the new STEM challenges.
  • $6,000 for Karoonda Area School to assist with the purchase of drones/kits which can be programmed through coding to develop their digital technology curriculum now being taught to reception to year 8 (Year 9/10 2020)
  • $20,000 for Tailem Bend Primary School to upgrade their current ICT facilities that have not been fully upgraded since 2009. Including the purchase of 28 new computers and 11 new laptops.
  • $20,000 for Mannum Community College to ensure there are adequate toileting and shower facilities at the school farm which is approximately 800 metres from the main school facilities.
  • $12,000 for Lameroo Regional Community School for the upgrade, repair and replacement of playground equipment deeming it safer for students.
  • $9,837 for St Joseph’s School to purchase an 8 pack of Class VR equipment which will help students present at a conference later in the year. Providing rural students with opportunities they have had to travel for in the past. 

“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.