New classroom for community primary school
A NEW multi-purpose classroom at Tuntable Falls Community Primary School near Nimbin was officially opened by Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan.
Mr Hogan said students and staff at the school now have full use of the new class room and teacher store room.
The Australian Government provided $250,000 in funding from the Capital Grants Programme for the classroom.
Mr Hogan attended the opening on behalf of Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training.
“I was pleased to visit Tuntable Falls Community Primary School and see firsthand the new facilities,” he said.
“Students and the whole school community will benefit from using the new facilities.
“These new learning areas take into account the latest in education research and will see students learn more effectively.”
The Australian Government is providing higher levels of school funding than ever before—a record $69.4 billion in total Commonwealth funding over the forward estimates in all states and territories, Mr Hogan said.
“This represents an increase in funding of 27.3 per cent from 2014–15,” he said.
As well as delivering increased funding, the Australian Government is focusing 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,” Mr Hogan said.