ENDEAVOUR Christian College in Cooktown will soon benefit from several major infrastructure improvements after being named a recipient of a $940,000 Australian Government grant.
The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards a number of projects including a new design and technology workshop, machinery room, and science laboratory. It will also pay for important infrastructure such as verandas, a lift and stairwell, and covered walkways and ramps.
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch congratulated the college on its plans to expand facilities.
“These funds will make sure students at Endeavour Christian College have the infrastructure they need to help them get the most out of their time at school,” he said.
“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.