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New facilities worth $709,000 for new Norfolk High School.



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New Facilities Worth $709,000 For New Norfolk High School

Friday, 25 November 2005

Senator Guy Barnett today represented the Australian Government at the opening of new learning facilities worth $709,000 at the New Norfolk High School.

The Australian Government contributed $330,000 towards the refurbishment of the material, design and technology building, and the upgrading of grade eight block from a speech and drama studios into class rooms.

According to school Principal David Hamlett the old metal work building has been demolished and the metal work equipment transferred to the new material, design and technology building.

“These outstanding facilities will help ensure all students at the school are encouraged to realise their potential and attain their goals,” Senator Barnett said.

He officially opened the new facilities on behalf of the Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson. He congratulated the school and its community on establishing the best possible facilities for their students.

Senator Barnett said the project demonstrated the Australian Government’s commitment to providing every student with the best possible learning environment through the provision of these updated facilities. The State Government has contributed $379,000 towards the refurbishment.

“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring every student receives a quality school education. In 2005-06 we have allocated an estimated $8.5 billion for Australian schools and students, an increase of $589 million or 7.4% over the previous financial year.

“This funding includes an estimated $635.6 million for capital works in Australian schools - with $392.2 million for capital projects in Australian schools and $243.3 million for capital infrastructure grants,” Senator Barnett said.

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