Students and staff at Plenty Valley Christian College in Doreen will have full use of the new junior classrooms thanks to $900,000 in funding from the Australian Government.
Senator for Victoria James Paterson officially opened the new junior building today on behalf of the Minister for Education Dan Tehan.
“It was great to visit Plenty Valley Christian College and see the new facilities firsthand and the impact they will have on students’ learning potential,” Mr Paterson said.
Mr Paterson said students and the whole school community would benefit from these new facilities.
“These new learning spaces take into account the latest in educational research and will see students learn more effectively. This is part of our commitment to ensuring students have the support they need to succeed in the classroom.”
Mr Tehan said in addition to funding for projects like the junior school building, the Morrison Government was also delivering a new funding system to ensure every student gets the resources they need.
“We’re overhauling Australia’s schools funding system and boosting investment to Plenty Valley Christian College from around $7,959 per student this year to about $11,498 over the next decade. The changes ensure students with the greatest needs get the greatest level of resources,” Mr Tehan said.
Families and teachers can find out what the Government’s $24.5 billion funding boost means for their local school by using the funding estimator at www.education.gov.au/qualityschools.