Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Solomon Kathy Ganley
Students at four Darwin schools will benefit from new facilities thanks to CLP funding, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion and CLP Candidate for Solomon, Kathy Ganley, announced today.
Senator Scullion said the Coalition Government would provide $244,887 for a new science laboratory at Marrara Christian School through the Capital Grants Program.
“These upgrades will help improve Marrara Christian School and ensuring students have access to modern facilities for science is vital given the increasing importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) subjects for the future.
“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities – that’s why the Federal Coalition Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has benefited thousands of schools across the nation,” Senator Scullion said.
Mrs Ganley said an investment of $123,868 towards a new bus shelter and extending undercover walkways at St John’s Catholic College in Stuart Park.
“A grant of $65,000 for Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Karma is for a new shelter and covered walkway. Students at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Darwin will benefit from new playground equipment and surfaces thanks to a $42,932 investment.
“These upgrades will help enhance these Darwin schools and ensure they continue to have modern facilities. I congratulate all these Darwin schools for their successful grants and look forward to seeing the impact these improvements will have in the Darwin community,” Mrs Ganley said.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Acting Principal, Megan Evans, said, “We are thrilled to have received this grant. We look forward to developing this space in our early childhood area – another way for our kids to thrive and shine!”
The Coalition Government has committed $660 million until 2021 for the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.