18 June 2021
Staff and students at St Joseph’s School Adelong and St Joseph’s School Bombala will benefit from the development of new learning spaces and the refurbishment of existing classrooms, funded as part of the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program.
Senator for New South Wales, Jim Molan, said the Australian Government would provide $1,121,119 towards the project at St Joseph’s School in Adelong, and $489,014 towards the project at St Joseph’s School in Bombala through the Capital Grants Program.
“Students and staff at St Joseph’s will benefit from the redevelopment of a rural school including a new administration facility and staff amenities, three general learning areas and an outdoor learning area,” Senator Molan said.
“St Joseph’s 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.
“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 both St Joseph’s schools on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facilities will have on students and our 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.