Facilities boost for Holy Cross College in Ellenbrook

Holy Cross College in Ellenbrook will soon benefit from new and improved facilities thanks to a nationwide grants program run by the Turnbull Government.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, announced that Holy Cross College would receive $300,000 through the Capital Grants Program.

“I am proud to announce that Holy Cross College have been successful in their application for funding under the Capital Grants Program,” Mr Porter said. 

“While buildings alone do not make a school, students and the whole local community will benefit from using these new facilities.

“Good quality school infrastructure supports better school outcomes.

“School infrastructure can have an effect on school attendance, attainment and student behaviour and it can affect the ability of schools to attract and retain quality teachers - this is why this funding is so important.

“I look forward to seeing the projects come to fruition.”

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Capital Grants Program provides vital funds for non-government schools to upgrade facilities such as classrooms, laboratories and libraries.

“This program is part of the Turnbull Government’s commitment to ensuring students have the support they need to succeed in the classroom,” Minister Birmingham said

“In addition to initiatives such as this program, the Turnbull Government is also delivering a new funding system to ensure every student gets the resources they need.

“We’re overhauling Australia’s schools funding system and boosting investment by an average of $2370 per student or $25.3 billion across the whole system so students with the greatest needs get the greatest level of resources.”

Capital grants are additional to funds provided by state and territory governments, non-government school authorities, and school communities, which are responsible for providing and maintaining non-government school facilities.

Details of the successful projects are below: