PEACE Lutheran College in Kamerunga will soon see major infrastructure improvements after being named a recipient of a $325,000 Australian Government grant.
The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards construction of four classrooms and three staff offices, as well as furniture, equipment and site works.
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch congratulated the college on its plans to expand facilities.
“I’ve enjoyed working with Peace Lutheran College since I was first elected in 1996, and have seen it grow from small foundations into the strong Cairns educational institution it is today,” said Mr Entsch.
“These funds will make sure students at the college have the infrastructure they need to help them get the most out of their time at school.
“While buildings alone don’t make a school, students at this college will really benefit when these new facilities are complete.”
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, said the CGP provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources.
“The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our school education and ensuring students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Senator Ryan said.
“The Government believes in an education system that puts students first. A quality education gives young people the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to our nation.”
For further information on the CGP, visit: http://education.gov.au/capital-grants-programme-non-government-schools.