New Learning Areas for St John Paul II Catholic Primary School


Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has officially opened the new learning areas at St John Paul II Catholic Primary School in Perth.

Students and staff at St John Paul II Catholic Primary School now have full use of three new general learning areas, a hardcourt, a storage area, landscaping and parking. The Liberal Government provided $830,900 in funding from the Capital Grants Program.

“It was great to visit St John Paul II Catholic Primary School and see the new facilities firsthand and the impact they will have,” Minister 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."

The Liberal 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 Liberal Government’s funding growth is sustainable but will be tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives to support students by focusing 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. 

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