Major upgrades are on the cards for the Gulf Christian College in Normanton following the announcement of $500,000 in federal funding this week.
Northern-based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the funding, part of the Australian Government’s Capital Grants Program, would enable the College to construct a new library, classrooms and associated equipment.
“This significant investment of funds ensures schools like the Gulf Christian College are able to grow and cater for the needs of students, which is so important in regional areas like Normanton,” Senator Macdonald said.
Senator Macdonald congratulated the school on its successful funding application, one of a number of grants allocated to non-government schools across the North.
He said the Capital Grants Program provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources.
“The Turnbull Government is committed to improving the quality of our school education and ensuring students have access to the resources they need.
“That’s why, in addition to the Capital Grants program, our record levels of schools funding will be allocated according to need, and tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives focussing on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing students for life after school.”