We’re in the money

St Joseph’s in $300k fund­ing boost from Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment

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ST JOSEPH’S School will ben­e­fit from a ren­o­vated ad­min­is­tra­tion fa­cil­ity with a pro­fes­sional learn­ing and work space for teach­ers after it was awarded more than $300,000 in Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt vis­ited St Joseph’s yes­ter­day to con­grat­u­late stu­dents and staff on the school’s suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion to the Cap­i­tal Grants Pro­gramme, which will see the school re­ceive a $325,279 grant.

St Joseph’s prin­ci­pal John Hin­ton said the funds would be used to re­fur­bish the ad­min­is­tra­tion area and pro­vide a pro­fes­sional learn­ing and work space for staff.

“Over re­cent years, stu­dent learn­ing spa­ces have at­tracted school funds to en­sure they are con­tem­po­rary and well main­tained,” Mr Hin­ton said.

“The ad­min­is­tra­tion area was the one part of the school still re­quir­ing a much-needed ren­o­va­tion.

“This $325,000 gov­ern­ment grant, cou­pled with a $50,000 con­tri­bu­tion

❝ Hin­kler MP Keith Pitt We are com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing stu­dents are equipped with the fa­cil­i­ties and skills they need...

from the school, will en­sure the high-qual­ity ed­uca­tive ser­vice we pro­vide to the com­mu­nity will con­tinue well into the fu­ture.”

Mr Pitt said the CGP pro­vided fund­ing for non-gov­ern­ment schools to im­prove cap­i­tal in­fra­struc­ture when re­sources are in­suf­fi­cient.

“While build­ings alone do not make a school, we are com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing stu­dents are equipped with the fa­cil­i­ties and skills they need to suc­ceed in an in­creas­ingly com­pet­i­tive world,” Mr Pitt said.

“Th­ese funds will en­sure St Joseph’s has the in­fra­struc­ture nec­es­sary to support teach­ers as they help stu­dents get the most out of their time at school.”

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SCHOOL BOOST: Fed­eral Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt takes ques­tions from Year 6 and 7 stu­dents as St Joseph’s prin­ci­pal John Hin­ton looks on and (in­set) Mr Pitt joins in the fun.

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