Staff and students at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School in Armstrong Creek will benefit from $3 million in funding from the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program to deliver a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facility.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said $3 million funding injection will enable construction of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facility to include nine general learning areas as well as student and staff amenities.

“I am delighted that students and staff at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School are set to benefit from exciting new STEM facilities which will really revolutionise the learning environment for so many young people from this area,” Senator Henderson said.

“St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 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 Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has helped thousands of schools across the nation to build new and updated infrastructure.

“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a high-quality education no matter where they go to school. We are providing a record $315.2 billion for all Australian schools between 2018 and 2029.

“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 the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

“I congratulate St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have on the school community when construction starts in 2022.”

More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found at https://www.dese.gov.au/payments-and-grants-schools/capital-grants-non-government-schools.

Media contact: Senator Henderson: Anna Hindson – 0490 441 554

19 November 2021