New general learning areas for Esperance Anglican Community School

17/6/2015

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP today officially opened the new Stage Three Building at the Esperance Anglican Community School (EACS).

Students and staff at EACS now have full use of the new facilities including nine general classrooms, staff offices and amenities. The Australian Government provided $710,000 in funding from the Capital Grants Programme.

Mr Wilson attended the opening on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training Senator the Hon Scott Ryan.

“I was pleased to visit Esperance Anglican Community School and see firsthand the new facilities,” Mr Wilson said.

“Students and the whole school community will benefit from using the new general classrooms.

“These new learning spaces take into account the latest in education research and will see students learn more effectively.”

The Australian Government is contributing a record $69.5 billion to government, independent and Catholic schools over the budget and forward estimates – this represents a $4.1 billion, or 27.9 per cent, increase between 2014–15 and 2018–19.

As well as delivering increased funding, the Australian Government is focussing on quality and choice for schools.

“While buildings alone do not make a great school, I hope students and staff will enjoy learning and be inspired by these new facilities,” Senator Ryan said.

“The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our schools and equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.”

Senator Ryan is responsible for the Capital Grants Programme, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.

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Mr Wilson’s media contact: Jamila Savoy-Soubotian – 0403 003 238
Senator Ryan’s media contact: Gemma Sandlant – 0428 421 384

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