Grants for Twenty Parish Schools

June 24, 2009 10:36 pm

Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that 20 parish schools in the Diocese of Lismore have been successful in gaining Supplementary Round 1 and Round 2 Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) funding as part of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution initiative. The approvals, totalling $39,680,000 have been announced for the following schools: • St Joseph’s Primary School, Alstonville: $1.5 m for construction of a library and staff amenities • St Francis Xavier Primary School, Ballina: $2.2 m to construct a multi-purpose hall • St James Primary School, Banora Point: $2.2 m to construct classrooms and refurbish the library • St Mary’s Primary School, Bowraville: $1.1 m to construct a covered outdoor learning area (COLA) • St Mary’s Primary School, Casino: $3 m for the refurbishment of the library and the construction of classrooms • St Joseph’s Primary School, Coraki: $1 m to construct classrooms and a library • Our Lady of Lourdes Infants School, East Lismore: $500,000 for construction of a library • St Mary’s Primary School, Grafton: $1.25 m for the construction of a multi-purpose hall and a classroom • St Anthony’s Primary School, Kingscliff: $2.5 m to construct classrooms and refurbish the library • St Brigid’s Primary School, Kyogle: $1.6 m for the construction of a library and refurbishment of classrooms • St Joseph’s Primary School, Laurieton: $2 m for the construction of a multi-purpose hall and a classroom • St John’s Primary School, Mullumbimby: $465,000 for the construction of a COLA and refurbishment of classrooms • Mount St Patrick Primary School, Murwillumbah: $2 m for the construction of classrooms and refurbishment of the library • St Agnes’ Primary School, Port Macquarie: $3 m for the construction of classrooms and a multi-purpose hall • St Peter’s Primary School, Port Macquarie: $2.5 m for construction of a library and classrooms • Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Skennars Head: $2,635,000 to construct a multi-purpose hall • Mary Help of Christians Primary School, Sawtell: $2.5 m for the construction of a multi-purpose hall and classrooms • St Joseph’s Primary School, Tweed Heads: $3,140,000 to construct a library and classrooms • St Joseph’s Primary School, West Kempsey: $3 m for the construction of a library and a multi-purpose hall • St Francis Xavier Primary School, Woolgoolga: $1,590,000 to construct a multi-purpose hall. It is with great appreciation that these parish schools in the Diocese of Lismore accept this funding. Dr Anne Wenham, Director of Catholic Schools has expressed her appreciation to the Federal Government for Round 1 and 2 P21 Funding announced to each parish school in the Diocese, stating that ‘This funding will enable parish schools across the Diocese of Lismore to undertake building projects that will enhance the learning environments for students and teachers – we are confident that our parish schools will be well equipped to respond to the challenges of the Education Revolution. We remain conscious that this funding has come to parish school communities as part of the Federal Government’s Economic Stimulus Package initiative and we will endeavour to use local trades people wherever possible on these building projects, to assist with the economic growth and jobs creation within the local communities.’