The Holy Rosary School in Heathcote today received a $315,000 capital grant from the Brumby Labor Government to improve its facilities.
The Member for Northern Victoria Region, Candy Broad said the Holy Rosary School was one of 29 needy Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria sharing in $7.5 million worth of grants – the third and final tranche of the $30 million Needs Based Capital Funding for Non-Government Schools initiative.
This brings to 105 the number of needy non-government schools that have received these State Government grants to improve outdated education facilities over the past three years.
“Education is the Brumby Labor Government’s number one priority and we are committed to providing every child with every opportunity to access the best education possible, regardless of where they live,” Ms Broad said.
The Holy Rosary School will use the grant towards the refurbishment of the library, administration and staff areas and the relocation and refurbishment of a portable building.
Ms Broad said this was an exciting day for the Holy Rosary School.
“This funding will enable the Holy Rosary School to undertake important capital works that will not only improve education facilities and student outcomes but also to enable greater community use of education and sporting facilities,” Ms Broad said.
“In this latest round of grants to needy non-government schools the Brumby Labor Government is continuing to ensure students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to quality learning environments.”