Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced Goonellabah Preschool and Lismore Preschool will receive $225,000 under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver a ‘transition to school readiness’ programme that will improve outcomes for First Australians in the Northern Rivers.
“This is a great project that focuses on getting children to school, improving education outcomes and improve access to further education,” he said.
“It also provides support for families to give children a good start in life.
“Programmes like the one at Goonellabah pre-school are very practical ways of reducing the gap between our indigenous and non-indigenous communities.”
The pre-school is one of three Northern Rivers’ recipients under this round of IAS grants totalling $1.9 million over three years.
“The increased investment through third grant round is the result of the Government honouring its commitment to provide longer funding agreements for important frontline services,” Mr Hogan said.
“This increased investment will help deliver on the Government’s key priorities of getting children to school and adults to work and making communities safer.”