Christmas has come early for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Orange following their successful application under the Federal Government’s Capital Grants Program.
Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee today announced St Mary’s Catholic Primary School have received $1,243,593 in federal funding and congratulated Principal Kerrie Basha.
“This is wonderful news for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and comes just in time for Christmas,” Mr Gee said.
“This funding will help to create contemporary and flexible learning spaces for the students and work will start in the New Year.
“It represents a major expansion for St Mary’s. The new learning spaces will further help the staff to build on their already strong educational outcomes. It’s a very impressive project,” Mr Gee said.
Principal Kerrie Basha said she was excited about the benefits the new project will provide for the students.
“With STEM rooms, learning booths and moving walls, the new larger collaborative learning spaces will see education reinvigorated.
“We will be far better equipped to promote personalised learning, student engagement, creativity and critical thinking in order for our students to become 21st century lifelong learners. It will be an amazing opportunity for which we are very grateful,” Ms Basha said.
The $1,776,562 project is jointly funded by the Federal Government and Catholic Diocese of Bathurst.
The Capital Grants Program provides funding for non-government school communities to assist non-government primary and secondary schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.
For more information on the Federal Government’s Capital Grants Program, visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.