Students at Summerland Christian College who have a disability will soon have improved access to learning areas after being named a recipient of $60,000 Federal Government grant.
The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will go towards the construction of an accessible unisex toilet and change room facility and withdrawal space. The school contributed an additional $15,000 to the works.
Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said Summerland Christian College was a worthy recipient, and that it will help the school community improve the overall learning experience for students with a disability.
“The Federal Government is dedicated to ensuring all Australian students have the infrastructure necessary to help them get the most out of their classroom learning,” he said.
“The Government believes in an education system that puts students first. A quality education gives young people the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to our nation.
“The staff and supporting community at Summerland Christian College have clearly shown they are committed to enhancing the academic opportunities for their students.”
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, said the CGP provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise many not have access to sufficient resources.
“The Australian Government’s Students First approach helps to build a world-class education system that equips all students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Senator Ryan said.
For more information on the CGP visit: http://education.gov.au/capital-grants-programme-non-government-schools