Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry today announced St Brendan’s College in Yeppoon will benefit from the construction of new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Hub thanks to a Coalition Government grant.
Ms Landry said the Australian Government would provide $3.7 million towards the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve their infrastructure.
“Students and staff at St Brendan’s College will benefit from the construction of new science rooms, wet laboratories, breakout areas, exhibition hall and the conversion of existing spaces into more modern facilities.” Assistant Minister Landry said.
“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern, functional facilities like these supporting educational outcomes.
“That’s why the Morrison Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has benefited thousands of schools across the nation.
“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school. We are providing a record $314.7 billion for all Australian Schools from 2018 to 2029.
“We are delivering needs-based funding that is matched by national reforms that will drive better results, as recommended by David Gonski in his Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.
“St Brendan’s College has a wonderful school community, and these new facilities will further enhance the learning environment.
“I congratulate St Brendan’s College on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facilities will have on students and our community.”
Assistant Minister Landry said the funding announcement is one of 158 projects approved for funding under the Capital Grants Program to commence in 2021.
Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.