Bancroft Independent and Catholic Schools Receive Funding Boost


Almost $3 million in funding has awarded to three local independent schools in Deception Bay and North Lakes, said Chris Whiting Member for Bancroft.

Arethusa College at Deception Bay will receive $1,530,000, Christ the King Catholic Primary will receive $14,120 and The Lakes College will receive $1.4 million from the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority and the Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority.

“This much-needed funding shows that building better schools for every student is a central value of the Palaszczuk Government,” said Chris Whiting.

“For Arethusa College, these funds will be used for the construction of new classrooms including a technology (food and fibre) room, staff area, withdrawal room, storage and amenities, as well as site development, furniture and equipment.

“At Christ the King Catholic Primary, the $14,120 will be used to assist with council headworks charges.

“Over at The Lakes College, the $1.4 million will be used to assist with construction of six new classrooms, a staff area, outdoor and undercover learning areas, veranda, storage and amenities, as well as site works, furniture and equipment.

“In this financial year we have allocated $98.4 million in capital assistance grants to non-state schools across Queensland.

“The funds provided through these grants help to significantly ease the external infrastructure costs associated with capital works projects.

“Schools typically use the funds for a wide range of important works such as new buildings including specialist classrooms, libraries, canteens and sports courts,” he said.

Mr Whiting said that this particular grant program helped to ensure all Queensland students have access to a quality education with the best possible school facilities.

“The Palaszczuk Government remains committed to ongoing support for non-state schools and I’m pleased that these three schools have received this much-needed assistance,” Mr Whiting said.

10/12/2018 |

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