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PO BOX 34 WODEN ACT 2606 Tel.(STD)062—89 1333

EMBARGO EMBARGO EMBARGO

Ministerial 54 EMBARGO TO NOON

28 April 1075

SIXTEEN SCHOOLS COMBINE IN EDUCATION COMPLEX

The resources of 10 government and six Catholic schools will be combined in an ’’education-complex" in the Richmond area of Melbourne with the assistance of funds from the Schools Commission,,

today he had approved a grant by the Commission of $14.5,448 for the project, He had approved also another 55 grants for projects recommended by the Commission under the Innovations Program, The 3 6 grants are valued at $388,202. '

Education Liaison Committee of the Victorian Education Department, which includes representatives of the Victorian Catholic Education Office,,

educational programs than the schools are capable of initiating individually, some of the objectives being:

attending them;

To co-ordinate youth recreational activities out of school hours

(including school holidays);

. To provide adult education programs, with a special emphasis on the teaching of English.

. "The Schools Commission regards the project as a major initiative in the development of community relationships", Mr Beazley said.

College at Berrimah, Northern Territory, to clear four acres of college grounds for an Aboriginal farming project involving fruit, vegetables, pigs and chickens as cash crops and horses for training; and one of $525 to the principal of the Cowell Area School in South Australia to build a hill

of sandy loam in the school grounds and plant specimens of the Myrtaceae (eucalyptus) family for study by biology classes and others.

The Australian Minister for Education, Mr Kim Beazley, said

Responsibility for the Richmond project will be given to the

The combining of resources will provide a wider range of

To overcome the "gap" between the schools and the parents of children

Other grants include one of ©10,000 to the principal of Kormilda

As indicated by Mr Beazley on March 23 5 this is the last planned announcement of grants under the Innovations Program for the current period of Commission activity (calendar years 1974 and 1975)«

Today's -grants, by State, are:

Series L (part 2) grants

New South Wales

Victoria

Queensland

South Australia

Western Australia

Tasmania .

Australian Capital Territory

Northern Territory

No, of -projects

5

: 19

1

1

7

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1 ■

Grants ($)

21,611

275,763 '

10,000

525

37,171 .

22,700

10,432

10,000

Inquiries: Colin Brammall

Gary Deacon

062-897477 (w) 887519 (h)

062-897228 (w) 882196 (h)