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INVESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS 19 September 2005

Students and staff at 10 southern Gold Coast schools will benefit from Australian Government grants totalling $475,200 under the new Investing in our Schools Programme, Federal Member for McPherson Margaret May said today.

Margaret said schools had been allocated funds for the following projects -

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Burleigh Heads State School to receive $46,757 for a playground upgrade and $15,000 for a resource centre upgrade.

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Coolangatta Special School to receive $48,359 for the upgrade of classrooms, shade structures, sporting and play equipment.

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Currumbin State School has been allocated $42,323 to renew senior students' play and fitness equipment.

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Currumbin Valley State School has been allocated $7,600 for seating on the oval, $46,090 for senior playground equipment, $3,776 for refurbishment of the learning support room and $2,159 for a portable PA system.

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Elanora State High School will receive $15,857 for network infrastructure recabling, $10,000 for the upgrading of library resources and $15,100 for resurfacing of the Students' Centre Floor.

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Ingleside State School has been allocated $45,000 for the upgrade of school facilities.

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Mudgeeraba Creek State School has been allocated $10,257 to refurbish the school tuckshop.

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Palm Beach State School will receive $47,800 to upgrade its fitness and agility area and $33,935 for its ICT Renewal Project.

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Tallebudgera State School will receive $35,187 for science and art equipment.

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Varsity College has been allocated $50,000 for shade areas for its middle and senior schools.

"The Investing in Our Schools Programme is an exciting new initiative which will deliver much needed projects to school communities.

"This Programme is especially relevant because it will fund projects that have been identified by the schools themselves as being critical to their schools.

"Though often desperately needed by schools, these projects never seem to make it onto priority lists. Rather, school communities must face the long and arduous task of raising the necessary funding themselves.

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

"I welcome this new funding initiative and the significant amounts allocated which indicates the importance the Government places on developing and maintaining school infrastructure.

"This clearly demonstrates the Australian Government's continued commitment to a strong and effective school system, maximising the opportunities for young Australians", Margaret said.