Funding boost for Northside schools

Students at Catholic and Independent schools in the northern suburbs will soon be benefiting from new state-of-the-art learning environments.

 

Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard today announced more than $2.5 million in infrastructure funding for non-state schools in the region.

 

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to providing every student in Queensland with access to a quality education,” Ms Linard said.

 

“We know quality learning environments support quality teaching and learning.

 

“We want to ensure that our schools cater for enrolment growth and continue to be quality learning environments that give students the best chance at success.”

 

Ms Linard said the funding included:

  • $1.9 million for 3 new classrooms, a new IT support area and new administration building at St Pius’ Primary School, Banyo
  • $600,000 for 3 new classrooms at St Flannan’s School, Zillmere

 

Ms Linard said the works were part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $92 million commitment to non-state schools in Queensland in this year’s budget.

 

“The Palaszczuk Government supports parents’ right to choose a state or non-state education for their children,” she said.

 

“We want to ensure every student is benefiting from quality classrooms, no matter where they go to school.”

 

Ms Linard said the investment in non-state schools would support construction jobs across the state.

 

“Not only are we seeing improvements to schools across the state, but every project is providing valuable jobs for tradies and training opportunities for apprentices,” she said.

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