The ET Australia Secondary College, which recently received approval to relocate to two sites in the Gosford CBD as it expands its operations and vacates its current premises to make way for a regional library, will soon be $1M better off thanks to a Federal Government grant.
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks, said the college would receive the money, which will fund the relocation, through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
“Students and staff at ET Australia Secondary College will benefit from the refurbishment of existing facilities to support its planned expansion to Year 11 and 12 students from 2021, and the refurbishment of newly leased facilities to support the school’s existing Years 7 to 10 students,” Wicks said.
“ET Australia Secondary College in Gosford has a wonderful school community, and these newly refurbished facilities will further enhance the learning environment.
“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities.
“The Capital Grants Program has benefited thousands of schools across the nation.
“We are providing a record $314.2B in recurrent funding for all Australian schools under our Quality Schools package.
“We are delivering real, needs-based funding that is matched by national reforms that will drive better results and outcomes, as recommended by David Gonski in his Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.”
Media release, Oct 16
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks