Federal funding boost for St Teresa’s to meet student demand

Major new developments are on the cards for St Teresa’s College at Abergowrie thanks to $5.4million federal funding announced this week.

Townsville-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 dormitory and supervisor’s amenity, as well as provide new student amenities.

“This significant investment of funds ensures schools like St Teresa’s College are able to grow and cater for the needs of students, which is so important in regional areas like Abergowrie, which supports such large numbers of boarders,” 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 region.

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.”

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