Thursday March 1, 2018
Independent schools in Mulgoa will share in $2.5 million in NSW Government grants to support upgrade and improvement works.
Al-Faisal College in Liverpool will receive $1.1 million to build a two-storey secondary school building with 13 classrooms, two science labs, storerooms and amenities.
Mamre Anglican College will get $50,000 to build four classrooms, a collaborative learning area, arts and performance spaces.
St Narsai Assyrian Christian College will be granted $850,000 for a new two-storey building with four classrooms; a performing arts workshop; music practice rooms; hospitality and textile workshops; and a covered outdoor working area.
Thomas Hassall Anglican College will get a $500,000 grant to extend the existing junior school building with five new classrooms, a resource space, breakout area and covered verandah.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies welcomed the NSW Government funding, which will be provided under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme.
“We want to make sure all students in our local community get the best education we can provide them,” Mrs Davies said.
“Supporting new facilities like this ensures these students get that top-quality education, and I’m pleased the NSW Government is helping to fund this project.”
Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was working hard to deliver the school facilities students needed.
“We want to provide high quality education facilities to all students, regardless of what school they go to, so they can succeed and thrive in the 21st century,” Rob Stokes said.
The BGAS grants are part of a $33 million NSW Government program directed towards independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need, to help them cater for growing enrolments and refurbish or build new facilities.
The grants help schools improve the learning environments for their students, giving schools contemporary facilities that reflect modern learning needs.
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