p style=”text-align: justify”>The first students have begun using new learning spaces at Ballarat Christian College as a result of an investment of $1.27 million by the Gillard Government.
The first students have begun using new learning spaces at Ballarat Christian College as a result of an investment of $1.27 million by the Gillard Government.
The first stage of the new Middle School at the college was officially opened today by the Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King.
Ms King said the land on which the new buildings are being constructed was purchased with $600,000 in capital funding provided by the Government in 2010.
“This was followed in 2011 with a further grant of $673,000 for construction of four general learning areas, a staff work room and amenities for the Year 7/8 centre,” Ms King said.
“This is on top of a $2.5 million investment through the Building the Education Revolution on the school’s multi-purpose hall.”
The Gillard Government is also investing $1.5 million on a new Trades Training Centre at the college. Ms King inspected works on the project during her visit to the school today.
Ms King said that while all the funding means outstanding amenities for the college, it also further boosts the extensive education facilities and options across the city and region.
“This is a growing city and we must ensure that our children are given the very best opportunities to learn,” Ms King said.
“Providing high quality facilities is an important part of that.
“So too is ensuring there is appropriate levels of funding to provide for the education of our children and that is what the Prime Minister announced at the recent meeting with Premiers.
“Education for our children is a pivotal element of this Government’s policies and we make no apology for that,” Ms King said.