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Vaile celebrates Tacking Point Public School's 5th birthday and announces funding for local P & C.

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Mark Vaile MP Deputy Leader of the Natonal Party - Minister for Trade - Federal Member for Lyne

Vaile celebrates Tacking Point Public School's 5th Birthday and Announces Funding for Local P & C 25 October 2001

Federal Deputy National Party Leader, Minister for Trade and Member for Lyne, Mark Vaile, today celebrated the 5th Birthday of Tacking Point Public School in Port Macquarie.

Mr Vaile officially opened the $4-million School in 1996 after the Federal Coalition Government committed more than $3-million to the School's construction.

"This is an excellent educational facility with a wonderful staff and school community. Tacking Point Public serves the rapidly growing Lighthouse Beach area in the southern part of Port, and I am pleased that five years on, it continues to provide excellent outcomes for the students who study here," Mr Vaile said.

"I am a supporter of public education, but I am also a supporter of choice in education, and I am pleased that our Government has been able to provide significant funding for the establishment of this school along with other Government and Non-Government schools in the local area."

Since the Coalition came to office in March of 1996, around $30-million has been provided for capital projects to Government Schools in the Lyne Electorate. This compares to around $8.5-million provided for capital projects in Non-Government schools in the Lyne Electorate for the same period.

While at the School, Mr Vaile announced Federal funding of $4,070.00 for the Tacking Point Public School P & C Association.

The funding has been made available under the International Year of the Volunteers 2001 (IYV) Small Equipment Grants program.

"May I take this opportunity to congratulate Tacking Point Public P & C Association on its successful submission. The IYV Small Equipment Grants program enables organisations to provide equipment that they might otherwise not have been able to afford to make their volunteers work easier in some way," Mr Vaile said.