Tuesday June 13, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has visited Nepean Christian School to officially open the new library facility, ‘The Hive.’ As well as view the new operational security access gates and block-out shutters funded under the 2015/2016 Community Building Partnership Program.
Tanya Davies was joined by Nepean Christian School Principal Cameron Nunn on her recent visit.
Under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS), Nepean Christian School received a $700,000 grant which contributed to building the school’s new library facility, ‘The Hive.’
“I am pleased to join the Nepean Christian School community in officially opening of ‘The Hive.’ This state-of-the-art library will open a world full of imagination, creativity, learning and opportunity for all the students at Nepean Christian School. This is a wonderful example of the impact that the Building Grants Assistance Scheme is making in our schools,” Tanya Davies said.
BGAS grants are directed towards independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need, to help schools cater for growing enrolments, and to refurbish or build new facilities.
“I am sure ‘The Hive’ will be buzzing with activity,” Tanya Davies said.
Under the 2015 Community Building Partnership Program, Nepean Christian School received a grant worth $19,406 towards funding signage, security access gates and entrance lights at the school.
“The essence of the Community Building Partnership Program is to support projects that benefit our local community through funding initiatives that encourage growth and development,” Tanya Davies said.
Under the 2016 Community Building Partnership Program, Nepean Christian School received a grant worth $10,000 towards the purchasing of block-out shutters for the school hall.
“As the school hall is used for a number of community activities, the installation of the block-out shutters will enable the hall to be utilised safely for both school and community based performances,” Tanya Davies said.
BGAS is administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities and funded by the NSW Government.
For more information about the Community Building Partnership Program, please visit: http://www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au/home.