Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, visited Chester Hill High School last week to officially open its new Languages Centre which was constructed as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
Mr Clare was joined at the opening by the School’s Principal Brian Miller, Deputy Principal Mechel Pikoulas, Languages Co-ordinator Wendy Bellamy along with the Language staff and the school’s newly elected student leaders for 2012.
Chester Hill High School received a total of $1,021,000 under the Science and Language Centres for 21st Century Secondary Schools program.
“This is a great new teaching and learning facility, which will be used by the students at Chester Hill High School for many years to come,” Mr Clare said.
“It is great to see the impact this Language Centre is already having on language students, who continue to achieve great results in the HSC,’ Mr Clare said.
Principal of Chester Hill High School Mr Brian Miller spoke about the $5.5 million in additional Federal Government funding (from 2009 – 2013) through the BER and National Partnerships Program.
“This is once in a generation funding. In my 35 years experience in public education there has been nothing like this generosity of funding,” Mr Miller said.
“Chester hill High School has always had outstanding results in Japanese, French and Italian over many years. The language laboratory will help ensure the school maintains these results into the future,” Mr Miller added.
Further information about this project and all schools funded under the BER is available at www.buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au or at www.economicstimulusplan.gov.au.
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