Staff and students at three Ballarat schools will share in $4.05 million in funding from the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program to deliver new and upgraded facilities for staff and students.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said the Morrison Government is providing a record $315.2 billion for all Australian schools between 2018 and 2029.

“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,” Senator Henderson said.

“I am delighted that students and staff at the following schools around Ballarat will benefit from new and upgrade facilities which will revolutionise the learning environment for so many young people:

  • $2 million to St Columba’s School in Ballarat North for two building refurbishments to improve general learning areas
  • $1.05 million to St Alipius’ Parish school in Ballarat East to refurbish and extend the administration building to provide for amenities and build a new multipurpose building
  • $1 million to Loreto College Ballarat to build a new lift, stairwell, ramps and refurbish general learning spaces.

“The Morrison Government is ensuring that every child gets a high-quality education no matter where they go to school,” Senator Henderson said.

“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.

22 November 2021