Staff and students at Gilson College in Taylors Hill will benefit from work to build a new Victorian Certificate of Education centre at the school, funded as part of the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said the Morrison Government is investing $500,000 toward the project at Gilson College.

“Students and staff at Gilson College will benefit from the construction of a two-storey Victorian Certificate of Education centre, which will comprise two learning studios, a gallery, a staff office, student lounge and amenities,” Senator Henderson said.

“Gilson College 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 Gilson College on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have on the school community.”

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.

23 November 2021