New state-of-the-art learning spaces at Northern Christian School in Bridgewater have been officially opened, thanks to a $200,000 contribution from the Australian Government.
Representing the Minister for Education Dan Tehan, Senator for Tasmania Jonathon Duniam said the new facilities would open up learning opportunities for students and provide new spaces for the whole school community to enjoy.
“It was great to visit Northern Christian School and see the new facilities firsthand and the impact they will have on students’ learning potential,” Mr Duniam said.
“These new learning spaces take into account the latest in educational research and will see students learn more effectively.
“This is part of our commitment to ensuring students have the support they need to succeed in the classroom.”
Mr Tehan said in addition to funding projects like the general learning areas, the Morrison Government was 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 to Northern Christian School from around $13,621 per student this year to about $17,870 over the next decade. The changes ensure students with the greatest needs get the greatest level of resources,” Mr Tehan said.
Families and teachers can find out what the Government’s $24.5 billion funding boost means for their local school by using the funding estimator at www.education.gov.au/qualityschools.