Holy Spirit Primary School at Lavington now has the use of a new administration area and library thanks, in part, to assistance funding from the Australian Government.

Local MP Sussan Ley was on hand to help officially open the new facilities today on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training.

“I know when this project was first announced in late 2015 how excited the school community was that it could finally relocate the admin, reception and staff area to the main Mutsch Street entrance.”

“It’s been a long time coming, and to now see all the new facilities up and running, including a superb purpose-built library central to classrooms and students is really satisfying.”

“I also want to congratulate local firm Premier Building and Construction for their work on the $1.5m project, the company employing up to 52 contractors during the main six month building works,” Ms Ley said.

The Turnbull Government provided assistance funding of just over $450k to Holy Spirit Primary through its Capital Grants Program for non-government schools.

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said in addition to funding for projects such as Holy Spirit’s refurbished administration area and library, our Government was also delivering a new funding system to ensure every student gets the resources they need.

“Catholic systemic schools in NSW will also benefit from increased funding under these arrangements. Funding for the Catholic Education Commission New South Wales is estimated to grow by an average per student increase of 4.1 per cent each year over the next four years,” Minister Birmingham said.