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Australian government invests $104,880 in two Barossa schools.



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Press Release

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT INVESTS $104,880 IN TWO BAROSSA SCHOOLS

Tuesday, 28 November 2006

Federal Member for Barker, Mr Patrick Secker MP today announced students and staff at two Barossa schools will benefit from Australian Government grants totalling $104,880 under the Investing in Our Schools Programme.

Mr Secker said the grants would be used to improve the learning environments for the student at each school.

St Jakobi Lutheran School at Lyndoch received funding of $19,000 to purchase a transportable learning area.

Tanunda Lutheran School received 2 separate grants of $15,000 for the purchase of laptop computers in classrooms and $70,880 for the purchase of interactive whiteboards for 9 classrooms and the resources centre.

“The Investing in Our Schools Programme is an exciting new initiative which will deliver much needed funds to less well-off Catholic/Independent schools in Barker.

“The Australian Government recognises the importance of providing schools with facilities that will enhance the education and wellbeing of students.

The Investing in Our Schools Programme builds on the $1.5 billion already allocated by the Australian Government for school capital works over the four years 2005-2008.

During 2005-2008, the Programme will provide an additional $300 million in capital funding to Catholic/Independent schools, as promised during the 2004 Federal election campaign”, he said

“This project involves a significant amount of funding which demonstrates the Government’s continued commitment to a strong and effective school system, maximising the opportunities for young Australians”, he said.