The new administration area of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School was officially opened today by Senator Simon Birmingham Assistant Minister for Education and Training and the Federal Member for Leichhardt, the Hon Warren Entsch MP.

Students and staff at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School now have full use of their refurbished administration area and storage. The Australian Government provided $269,421 in funding from the Capital Grants Programme.

“I’m pleased that we could visit Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School today and see firsthand the new administration area,” Mr Entsch said.

“Students and the whole school community will benefit from using this space.

“It’s great news that the Australian Government was able to provide funding to Sacred Heart for these new and refurbished facilities”

The Australian Government is contributing a record $69.5 billion to government, independent and Catholic schools over the budget and forward estimates – this represents a $4.1 billion, or 27.9 per cent, increase between 2014-15 and 2018-19.

Senator Birmingham said as well as delivering increased funding, the Australian Government is focussing on quality and choice for schools.

“While buildings alone do not make a great school, I hope students and staff will enjoy learning and be inspired by these new facilities,” Senator Birmingham said.

“The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our schools and equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.”

The Capital Grants Programme, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.

Media contacts:
Caitlin Keage 0427 729 987 (Birmingham)
Heather Beck 0427 585 668 (Entsch)