St Joseph’s School granted $325K from Federal Government

Thursday, 20 November 2014

St Joseph’s School at Childers will soon have an improved administration facility, with a professional learning and work space for teachers, thanks to a $325,279 grant from the Australian Government.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt visited St Joseph’s on Wednesday to congratulate students and staff on the School’s successful application to the Capital Grants Programme (CGP).

“CGP provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources,” Mr Pitt said.

“While buildings alone do not make a school, we are committed to ensuring students are equipped with the facilities and skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

“These funds will ensure St Joseph’s has the infrastructure necessary to support teachers, as they help students get the most out of their time at school.

“St Joseph’s is an important and valued part of the broader Childers community, and I congratulate them on their ongoing commitment to local education.”

St Joseph’s School Principal John Hinton said the funds would be used to refurbish the administration area and provide a professional learning and work space for staff.

“Over recent years, student learning spaces have attracted school funds to ensure they are contemporary and well maintained. The administration area was the one part of the school still requiring a much needed renovation,” Mr Hinton said.

“This $325,000 Government grant, coupled with a $50,000 contribution from the school, will ensure the high quality educative service we provide to the community will continue well into the future.”

Media contact: Larine Statham 0427 653 814

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