New facilities for students at Chairo Christian School

Member for La Trobe Jason Wood today opened the new McAllister Design and Technology Centre at Chairo Christian School’s Pakenham Campus that was funded by the Coalition Government.

Mr Wood said students would benefit from the new design and technology centre that would enable students to realise their learning potential in that subject area.

The Coalition Government provided $900,000 for the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

“It was great to visit Chairo Christian School to see the new facilities and hear about the positive impact it will have on students,” Mr Wood said.

“Chairo Christian School has a wonderful school community, and this new design and technology centre will further enhance the learning environment.

“We are ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school. School funding has increased every year under our Government.

“Our Government is providing record funding for government schools, for Catholic schools and for Independent schools.

“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 his Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

“Our Government is funding improved facilities at schools, like the new McAllister Design and Technology Centre at Chairo Christian School, as part of our commitment to education.”

More information about the Capital Grants Program is at