St Brigid’s Catholic School in New Norfolk will benefit from the refurbishment and redevelopment of classrooms, staff accommodation and administration areas thanks to a Coalition Government grant.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler said St Brigid’s was the successful recipient of $400,000 through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

“Students and staff at St Brigid’s Catholic School will benefit from the extension and refurbishment of existing areas to create new classrooms, learning spaces and meeting rooms for students with special learning needs,” Senator Chandler said.

“The project will also include the redevelopment of staff accommodation and amenities and a minor refurbishment of office administration.

“I congratulate St Brigid’s Catholic School on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facilities will have on students and our community.”

Senator Chandler said St Brigid’s was one of 158 projects approved for funding under the Capital Grants Program to commence in 2021.

“Modern facilities contribute to a better learning environment for students and teachers, and that’s why the Morrison Government is helping schools across the country upgrade classrooms and learning spaces through the Capital Grants Program.

“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school. We are providing a record $314.7 billion for all Australian Schools from 2018 to 2029.”

Further information on the Capital Grants Program is available at https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.