Thursday August 2, 2018
Students and teachers at Irfan College will benefit from new classrooms and facilities as part of a major building project supported by the the NSW Government.
Education Minister Rob Stokes joined the Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies today for the opening of a new two-storey building that includes eight classrooms, five activity rooms and a canteen.
The $1.8 million building project was supported with $860,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s Building Grants Assistance Scheme.
“All students deserve the very best facilities to learn and grow in, no matter what school they go to,” Mrs Davies said.
“I’m delighted the NSW Government has supported this wonderful building project.”
Mr Stokes said the NSW Government was working hard to deliver top-quality educational facilities to give children and young people the best possible start in life.
“We want to provide high quality education resources to all students so they can succeed and thrive in the 21st century,” Rob Stokes said.
BGAS grants are directed towards Independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need to help them cater for growing enrolments with new or upgraded facilities.
The latest NSW Budget provided a $32 million boost to the program, bringing the total funding under the scheme to $165 million over the next four years to assist Catholic and Independent schools to accommodate growing enrolments.
The Building Grants Assistance Scheme is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and Catholic Schools NSW.
The increased funding for the program is in addition to the staggering $6 billion investment by the NSW Government over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded government schools throughout NSW. This is the largest investment into public school infrastructure by any state government in Australian history.