Joint Media Release with Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary To The Minister For Education And Training
Two Top End schools will soon have improved learning and safety facilities after being named as recipients of Australian Government grants of $149,416.
The grants, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards projects at Tiwi College, Melville Island, and Woolaning Homeland Christian College, Batchelor.
Funding of $100,240 will go towards updating smoke and security alarms at Woolaning Homeland Christian College while a grant of $49,176 to Tiwi College is for the construction of a general learning area/Intervention centre to accommodate an increase in student numbers.
Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion congratulated the schools on receiving the grants.
“These funds will ensure students at these two Top End schools have the infrastructure necessary to help them get the most out of their time at school,” Senator Scullion said.
“While buildings alone do not make a school, students at these two schools will benefit when these enhanced facilities are complete.”
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, said the CGP provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources.
“The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our school education and ensuring students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Senator Ryan said.
“The Government believes in an education system that puts students first. A quality education gives young people the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to our nation.”
For further information on the CGP, visit: http://education.gov.au/capital-grants-programme-non-government-schools.
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