STUDENTS AND STAFF at Candlenut Steiner School in Kuranda today celebrated the opening of their Science and Manual Arts Buildings, which were built with the help of $528 000 in Australian Government funding.
The Hon Warren Entsch MP opened the new facilities on behalf of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan.
The projects, totalling nearly $2 million, were funded through $528 000 in Australian Government grants, a $907 209 contribution from the Candlenut Steiner School community, and a $528 000 contribution from the state government.
The developments involved the construction of a science laboratory, a science preparation room, a manual arts building, general learning areas, an office, a veranda, undercover learning areas, covered walkway and amenities.
Mr Entsch said the new facilities are an important part of ensuring that students get a great education.
“The Government believes in an education system that puts students first. We are committed to building a world-class education system that will equip all Australian students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.
“These new facilities here at Candlenut Steiner School show exactly what can be achieved by a school with strong leadership and a clear vision for the future.”
Australian Government funding was provided through the Capital Grants Programme.