We’re in the money
St Joseph’s in $300k funding boost from Federal Government
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
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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.”
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.