Member for Ballarat Catherine King today visited at St James’ Parish School in Sebastopol to officially open their new arts and early learning centre.
The new space was delivered with the support of a $750,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Capital Grants Program, and with the school contributing $350,000.
The project involved the construction of a performing arts space and amenities, the reconstruction of student entry and associated works, and demolition of student amenities and associated spaces.
This multipurpose facility is home to music sessions/workshops and purposeful play experiences, including weekly community playgroup and daily play workshops focusing on language development, social and emotional skills as well as therapeutic limit setting.
The building is also used by community groups throughout the week.
The Albanese Government is committed to providing all schools with appropriate funding and investing in a better and fairer education system.
More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found at: www.education.gov.au/payments-and-grants-schools/capital-grants-non-government-schools.
Quotes attributable to Member for Ballarat Catherine King
“These new facilities will provide school staff, teachers and students at St James’ School with better, more modern spaces in which to work, teach and learn.
“The teachers, staff and students at St James’ have built a strong and positive school community and these new facilities will support students now and into the future.”
“Our Government strongly believes in providing the best possible resources so that local students can realise their potential and achieve their best.”
Quotes attributable to St James co principal Garth Kydd
“From concept to completion, this project has been 10 years in the making for the St James’ Community.
“This centre gives St James’ the opportunity to fulfil our vision of deepening our partnerships about early childhood education and the Arts.
It allows our Community to have access to opportunities such as playgroup, play therapy and greater community engagement.”
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