Media Release - Wilson opens new boarding house at Great Southern Grammar


Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson officially opened the new boarding house at Great Southern Grammar on Wednesday evening.

Students and staff at the school now have full use of the new 36 bed boarding house. The Federal Government provided $500,000 in funding from the Capital Grants Programme.

Mr Wilson attended the opening on behalf of Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham.

“I was pleased to visit Great Southern Grammar and see firsthand the new facilities,” Mr Wilson said.

“Students and the whole school community will benefit from the new boarding facilities.”

The Federal 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.

Senator Birmingham said as well as delivering increased funding, the Government is focusing 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,” 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 Birmingham 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. 

Mr Rick Wilson MP media: Monica O’Shea 0402 097 455

Minister Birmingham media: James Murphy 0478 333 974


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