I WAS happy to announce today that students at 14 schools in my electorate are set to benefit from projects funded through the Morrison Liberal National Government’s new Local Schools Community Fund program.
There were some very grateful recipients, who will now go on to provide a range of facilities and services for their students.
I look forward to meeting with the schools individually next year to congratulate them in person and check on their progress in delivering everything from new cricket nets and refurbished libraries through to play areas and cooling fans.
This is an additional investment on top of the Coalition Government’s record funding of $310 billion for schools.
The recipients are:
- St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – $20,000 – Bring Back the Shade Project (Replacement of shade lost during Cyclone Debbie and updated equipment for the Years 3-6 playground)
- Mackay District Special School – $20,000 – Early Years Playground Upgrade (removal, disposal and replacement of degraded soft fall which is creating health concerns)
- Mackay Northern Beaches High School – $20,000 – It Takes a Village to raise a Child Project (to provide more hours of counselling and youth mental health support for the school’s 1050 students)
- Seaforth State School – $15,000 – Installation of computer and IT facilities (to increase ICT literacy and participation in STEM and programming technology)
- Beaconsfield State School – $12,000 – Enhancing Student Sporting Opportunities (Installation of a cricket pitch for school use and inter-school opportunities)
- Pindi Pindi State School – $10,500 – Library Refurbishment (shelving, furniture and books to benefit students, staff and students who are 64km away from the nearest library)
- Northview State School – $8,045 – (Standing Frame for a student with cerebral palsy and vision impairment for greater participation and more social inclusion, benefitting not only the individual but wider school community)
- Cannonvale State School – $18,140 – Instrumental Music Strings Program (to purchase instruments, storage, sheet music etc to add a strings section to the music program)
- Proserpine State High School – $20,000 – Cricket nets (to replace the cricket practice nets that are no longer safe for students and community use)
- Gumlu State School – $20,000 – Digital Revolution project (installation of computer and ICT facilities and equipment to increase digital knowledge for this small isolated school)
- Queens Beach State School – $3,195 – Contribution to the installation of computer and ICT facilities and equipment
- Home Hill State High School – $10,000 – Dig Inn Project to deliver an agricultural plot on their school grounds
- St Francis Catholic Primary School – $3,120 – Coding EV3 Robotics Project (a study resource for digital systems and engineering principles
- Oonoonba State School – $20,000 – Being Cool Project (for purchase of two large industrial fans for multipurpose hall)