Staff and students at Sophia College in Plainland will benefit from a project to build new classrooms, music and drama rooms and science facilities, funded as part of the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has announced the Australian Government would provide $2,063,710 towards the project.
“Students and staff at Sophia College will benefit from the construction project which will deliver eight classrooms, three music, dance and drama spaces and practice rooms, an outdoor performance space, three science laboratories, and outdoor court and amenities,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Sophia College has a wonderful school community, and these new facilities will further enhance the learning environment.
“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities. That’s why the Morrison Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has helped thousands of schools across the nation to build new and updated infrastructure.
“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a high-quality education no matter where they go to school. We are providing a record $315.2 billion for all Australian schools between 2018 and 2029.
Principal of Sophia College, Narelle Dobson welcomed the Australian Government funding.
“The staff and students are very grateful for the support from the Government and local community. The funding will enable us to create additional vibrant learning spaces for our growing population.
“We look forward to continuing to engage our students and their love of ecology, science and technology in the spaces provided in Stage 2,” Principal Dobson said.
“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 the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.
“I congratulate Sophia College on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have on the school community.”
More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found at https://www.dese.gov.au/payments-and-grants-schools/capital-grants-non-government-schools.
Assistant Minister Buchholz: Scott O’Connell – 0413 424 384