Immaculate Heart College to get helpful boost

Immaculate Heart College in Lower Chittering will enjoy a suite of enhanced facilities after the Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, announced a $330,000 Australian Government grant.

Funding through the Capital Grants Program will go towards four new learning areas, a store room, court yard and staff and student amenities.

Mr Porter congratulated Immaculate Heart College on being selected for the grant and said it would be in addition to the record levels of funding the Liberal Government is investing in schools.

The Capital Grants Program provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources. 

“These funds will ensure students at Immaculate Heart College have the infrastructure necessary to help them get the most out of their time at school,” Mr Porter said.

“School facilities affect student health, behaviour, engagement and learning.

“I am proud to be part of a Government that puts students first and is committed to improving the quality of school education.

“A quality education gives young people the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to our nation.”

Principal of Immaculate Heart College, Lucas Hurley, said this crucial financial boost will put the school on target to offer K-12 education by 2021.

“Receiving this funding towards new infrastructure will not only benefit the current staff and students, but will allow for the younger families of the community to have the option of enrolling their children in an established, top quality private educational institution, from Kindergarten to Year 12,” Mr Hurley said.

“Immaculate Heart College is most grateful to the Government and to Christian Porter for endorsing our application for this funding.”

The Liberal Government believes in an education system that puts students first. In addition to the Capital Grants Program, record levels of schools funding will be allocated according to need and tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives. These initiatives will focus on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing children for life after school.

Media Contact: Ella Cahill – ella.cahill@aph.gov.au or 6296 7255