Scot MacDonald
10th Jul 2017

St Brendan's Catholic Primary School at Lake Munmorah will get new classrooms to replace existing demountables using funding provided by the NSW Government.

The project is receiving $1,398,383 to support the $1,997,689 project under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme, with further funds provided by the school community.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC welcomed the funding and congratulated St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School for their successful project.

The project will fund the demolition of six temporary classrooms and the construction of eight new general learning areas of a contemporary design to further support current teaching practices.

The eight new state-of-the-art learning areas will be constructed within a new two-storey building. The project will help the school to achieve a more contemporary design and meet the needs of the significant number of students with additional learning needs who attend the school.

“This funding will help St Brendan’s get these works off the ground and I’m delighted the NSW Government is able to support this project,” Mr MacDonald said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the Building Grants Assistance Scheme was an important initiative to support local school communities.

“This funding will help improve facilities so schools are equipped to meet the learning needs of students today and into the future,” Mr Stokes said.

In 2015 the NSW Government announced an additional $50 million dollars over four years for non-government schools under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme.

The grants are directed towards independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need, to help schools cater for growing enrolments and to refurbish or build new facilities.

BGAS is administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities and funded by the NSW Government.

Since 2011, the NSW Government has committed more than $5 billion to both government and non-government school facilities to ensure students have the best possible learning environments.

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