New facilities for students at St James School

Member for La Trobe Jason Wood today opened new learning facilities and administration and staff spaces at St James School that was funded by the Coalition Government.

Mr Wood said students would benefit from the new learning facilities that would enable students to enhance their learning experience.

The Coalition Government provided $610,000 for the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

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

“St James School has a wonderful school community, and the new learning facilities 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 facilities at

St James School, as part of our commitment to education.”

More information about the Capital Grants Program is at https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.