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St Mary’s College Broome to get upgrade with Federal grant

Secondary school students at St Mary's College in Broome will benefit from new classrooms, a dance studio, a food and textiles facility and upgraded bus shelter thanks to a Federal Government grant.

Member for Durack Melissa Price said the Federal Government would provide $1,000,563 towards the project at St Mary's College through the Capital Grants Program.

“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities – that’s why the Federal Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has benefited thousands of schools across the nation,” Ms Price said.

“These upgrades will help advance St Mary's College and ensure our classrooms have modern facilities.

“I congratulate St Mary's College for their successful grant and look forward to seeing the impact these improvements will have in their community,” said Ms Price.

St Mary’s College Principal Mr Michael Pepper said this was very exciting news for St Mary’s College and thanked the Federal Government for its support.

“The new facilities – including three new classrooms; a home economics and textiles room; staff office hub and dance studio will greatly enhance the teaching and learning facilities at our school,” he said.

There will also be upgrades to parking on St Mary’s primary and secondary campus along with further works to the primary administration.

“We are also grateful to both the State Government and Catholic Education WA, for their support enabling us to provide outstanding education facilities for our students and staff,” said Mr Pepper.

The Government has committed $660 million until 2021, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.

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