Lavington’s Holy Spirit Primary School will soon boast a brand new administration block after successfully seeking an Australian Government grant for over $450,000.

Announcing local funding through the Australian Government’s Capital Grants Programme, Federal MP Sussan Ley said “the funding will go towards updating and relocating the school’s admin, reception and staff area to the main Mutsch Street entrance”.

“This will ensure the school community has a welcoming, practical and functional gateway into the school grounds and by swapping places with their existing library each area receives a much needed update.”

School principal, Mark Maclean, said “this funding is a huge boost to our own efforts. It will help to provide facilities that will improve the safety of our students and give our staff and parents access to first class work and meeting spaces”.

Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, said “the Australian Government is committed to providing funding for non-government schools to improve their capital infrastructure where the local school community cannot otherwise afford to do so”.

“The Government believes in an education system which puts students first, by delivering quality education, in quality school classrooms, science labs, libraries, and gives young people the opportunity to achieve personal success to contribute to our nation.”