Staff and students at St Mary of the Angels College in Nathalia will benefit from a new library resource centre, an information technology hub and music room, as well as several new classrooms, funded as part of the Federal Government’s Capital Grants Program.

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the Liberal-Nationals Government would provide $800,000 towards the multimillion-dollar project, which will commence next year.

“St Mary of the Angels College has a wonderful school community, and these new facilities will further enhance its learning environment,” Mr Drum said.

“Students and staff will benefit from the removal of existing portable classrooms and the construction of a new building comprising 10 general learning areas, break out spaces, staff offices, and a multipurpose hall.

“Refurbishment work will also be done on a building to include a library resource centre, an information technology hub, and music room.

“Students and teachers thrive when their school has modern facilities – that’s why the Federal Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has helped thousands of schools across the country build new infrastructure, as well as refurbish existing facilities.

“This government is ensuring that every child gets a high-quality education no matter where they go to school, and that is why we are providing a record $315 billion for all Australian schools between 2018 and 2029.

“We are delivering real, needs-based funding that is matched by national reforms that will drive better results and outcomes, as recommended by David Gonski in the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

“I congratulate St Mary of the Angels College on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have on the school community.”

More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s website.

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