Mount St Bernard College in Herberton is set to benefit from the refurbishment of general learning areas and student amenities thanks to a funding boost of more than $300,000 from the Federal Coalition Government.
Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the College would receive $326,123 through the Capital Grants Program for the refurbishment works.
“It was only last year that I was at Mount St Bernard College to officially open more than $5million in new facilities at the College, so I am delighted to see this additional investment to help cater for the school’s continued growth,” Senator Macdonald said.
“While buildings alone don’t make a great school, the school community will certainly benefit from these new facilities.”
Senator Macdonald said he was delighted that remote schools that cater for boarders from regional areas like Mount St Bernard College, were able to receive support from a government that genuinely cares about schools and students in the North.
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Capital Grants Program provides vital funds for non-government schools to upgrade facilities such as classrooms, laboratories and libraries.
In addition to initiatives such as this program, the Turnbull Government is also delivering a new funding system to ensure every student gets the resources they need, Minister Birmingham said.
“We’re overhauling Australia’s school funding system and boosting investment by an average of $2370 per student, or $25.3billion across the whole system so students with the greatest needs get the greatest level of resources.”
Capital grants are additional to funds provided by state and territory governments, non-government school authorities and school communities, which are responsible for providing and maintaining non-government school facilities.
For more information visit www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.