Secure Schools work completed at St Euphemia College

Federal Member for Blaxland and Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Jason Clare MP today visited St Euphemia College in Bankstown to inspect the completed safety upgrade which the school received under the Federal Government’s Secure Schools program.

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Mr Clare was joined at the college today by the Principal, Mr Harry Hirakis and the Chairman Board of Governors and Board of Directors, Mr Peter Theo OAM.

St Euphemia received $323,000 under the Federal Government’s Secure Schools Program to install CCTV, fencing, intercom and Access Control.

“Parents have the right to expect their children will be safe at school,” Mr Clare said.

“That’s why the Federal Government has provided this funding. It’s great to be able to visit St Euphemia today to see the completion of this safety upgrade.

“This upgrade will give peace of mind to students and teachers as they get on with their day-to-day learning.”

Schools were nominated by States and Territories and independent schools associations. They were then invited by the Australian Government to apply for funding, with the most urgent security needs selected.

St Euphemia was one of 32 schools across Australia to receive funding under the third round of the Secure Schools program. The first two rounds of this program provided $19.8 million for safety upgrades to 54 schools across Australia.

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