The Hatton Vale State School tuckshop will soon undergo renovations, thanks to Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz delivering a much needed boost.
Mr Buchholz recently presented School Principal, Ashley Lawless and P&C President, Cathryn Zischke, with a cheque for $12,000. The P&C had applied for funding through Mr Buchholz’s expression of interest round for the Stronger Communities Programme.
Mr Buchholz congratulated the school community for their amazing efforts in raising funds for the project and was pleased to see the project could now get going.
“We’ve partnered with the P&C to upgrade the tuckshop, they’ve done a marvelous job raising funds and putting coin away over the last few years.
“While they were falling short to get this upgrade going – this cash boost from the Stronger Communities Programme will see the kitchen come to life.
P&C President, Cathryn Zischke said the upgrade was about meeting food safety standards and lifting the quality of food served up.
“This grant means we’ll be able to get on with the upgrade, we’ll replace all of our benches, replace the ovens and bring the tuckshop up to a commercial status.
“Simply, this means we’ll be able to provide a better experience and better food for the students,” Mrs Zischke said.
Principal of Hatton Vale State School, Ashley Lawless welcomed the funding boost.
“It means we get better quality food for our kids and makes it easier for our volunteers to help out in the school.
Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme will provide $22.65 million to fund small capital projects in each of the 151 federal electorates.
Mr Buchholz said the programme was a great success and was building resilient, more cohesive communities.
Pictured (L-R): Scott Buchholz MP, P&C President Cathryn Zischke and Principal, Ashlew Lawless.