Extra infrastructure funding for three local public schools

Three local schools will share in a $4.2 million infrastructure upgrade as part of the Commonwealth Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund. They are Bass High School, Chester Hill High School and Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School.

• Bass High School will receive $1.7 million to build a much-needed new girls toilet, show and change room block, as well as an outdoor cover for sports courts.

• Chester Hill High School will receive $290,000 to create “The Caring Café” – an initiative for students who undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) classes of Hospitality, Retail Services and Business Services to engage in practical work experience opportunities.

• Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School will receive $2.2 million to upgrade their school administration block to be able to include a long-needed dedicated sick bay area for their students.

Public schools with the greatest need have been prioritised, including schools with high numbers of students from a low-socio economic background, First Nations Students, and students with disability.

Round 2 was open to all public schools and applications closed in February.

Schools submitted their projects to their relevant state and territory education departments which made recommendations to the Australian Government.

More information on the Schools Upgrade Fund is available at http://www.education.gov.au/schools-upgrade-fund.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education and Member for Blaxland Jason Clare:

“These are really important upgrades for our local schools.

“As Education Minister, I asked for this funding to go to school with the greatest need. That includes our local schools.”

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