Liberal Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, today announced Iona College Geelong will benefit from new specialist learning spaces for science, art and digital technology thanks to a Morrison Liberal Government grant.

Senator Henderson said the Australian Government would provide $10,000,000 towards the project at Iona College Geelong through the Capital Grants Program which provides funding for non‑government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

“Students and staff at Iona College Geelong will benefit from the construction of specialist learning spaces for science, arts, digital technology and related project spaces,” Senator Henderson said.

“Iona College Geelong 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 Liberal 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 $310.3 billion in recurrent funding for all Australian schools under our Quality Schools package.

“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 Iona College Geelong on its successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facilities will have on students and our community,” Senator Henderson said.

Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools