Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has officially opened the newly built Northshore Christian Grammar School in Perth’s coastal area of Alkimos.
The Coalition Government provided $1.6 million in funding from the Capital Grants Program to Northshore Christian Grammar School for the construction of Stage 1.
As part of Stage 1, students and staff at Northshore Christian Grammar School now have full use of an Early Learning Building and a Primary School Building, each consisting of six learning spaces plus a central collaborative space. The school also has a Primary School oval and playground, hardcourt and two play spaces including nature play areas.
“It was a privilege to attend the official opening of Northshore Christian Grammar School and declare it open,” Mr Porter said.
“The new facilities and learning spaces are fantastic and really take into account the latest in education research allowing students to learn more effectively.
“It has taken the whole school community working together to see Northshore Christian Grammar School open and it is evident how proud and passionate the staff, teachers, students and parents are about their brand new school.
“The school will also play an important role in the local Alkimos community, offering space for local playgroups as well as a place for residents and church groups to meet.”
The Turnbull Government is providing higher levels of school funding than ever before – a record $73.9 billion in total Commonwealth funding over the forward estimates in all states and territories.
Nationally that represents funding growth from a record $16.1 billion this year to $20.2 billion in 2020, all to be allocated based on need.
The Coalition’s funding growth is sustainable but will be tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives to support students by focussing on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing our children for life after school.
The Capital Grants Program provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.