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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Improved Facilities for Nunawading Christian College
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Michael Sukkar MP
Nunawading Christian College
Michael Sukkar, Federal Member for Deakin, has today announced that Nunawading Christian College will receive a $790,000 Australian Government grant for much-needed works at the school.
The school will benefit from large scale refurbishments to science laboratories, the library and class rooms as well as the installation of a new lift through funding from the Government’s Capital Grants Program.
Mr Sukkar congratulated the students, teaching staff and wider school community on being selected for the grant that will enhance their school’s facilities.
“These funds will ensure students at Nunawading Christian College have the infrastructure necessary to help them get the most out of their time at school,” he said.
“I was fortunate to attend a local school here in the Deakin electorate, and my time at school had a significant impact on the person I am today.”
“While there are many ingredients to a good education, including teacher quality, parental engagement and Principal autonomy – having adequate school infrastructure is also significant for students.”
NCC Secondary Principal, Adrian Stiles, said “Nunawading Christian College is very grateful to the Federal Government for their ongoing support of our school. The recent successful application for assistance with funding to refurbish the Library area and Science classrooms will enable the school to provide it’s teachers and students with learning environments that are not only state of the art but will be conducive to positive learning outcomes”.
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Capital Grants Program provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources.
“The Turnbull Government is committed to improving the quality of our school education and ensuring students have access to the resources they need so they are equipped with the skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Minister Birmingham said.
Minister Birmingham is responsible for the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.
Michael Sukkar MP media: Joshua Bonney 03 9874 1711
Minister Birmingham media: James Murphy 0478 333 974 or Nick Creevey 0447 664 957
Nunawading Christian College media: Cameron Arnold 03 8845 2206