Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, today officially opened the new Senior School Campus at Investigator College in Victor Harbor.

Students, staff and the Investigator College community now have full use of their new Senior School Building which includes general learning areas, art, hospitality and science areas, student amenities and an administration area. The Turnbull Government provided $515,890 in funding from the Capital Grants Program.

“It was great to visit Investigator College and see the new facilities firsthand and the impact they will have,” Minister Birmingham said.

“The whole school community will benefit from using the new facilities.”

“These new facilities take into account the latest in education research and will see the school function effectively’.

The Turnbull Government is providing higher levels of school funding than ever before – a record $73.9 billion in total Commonwealth funding over the forward estimates in all states and territories.”

Nationally that represents funding growth from a record $16.1 billion this year to $20.2 billion in 2020, all to be allocated based on need.

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Coalition’s funding growth is sustainable but will be tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives to support students by focussing on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing our children for life after school.

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

“The Turnbull 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.” 

Minister Birmingham is responsible for the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.