Farrer MP Sussan Ley today helped to officially open Moama Anglican Grammar School’s new $4 million Resource Centre.

Students and staff at the school now have full use of the Centre, which includes two IT classrooms, five study rooms, senior studies areas, staff offices, storage area and amenities.

The Turnbull Government provided $700,000 in funding from the Capital Grants Program,with Ms Ley attending the opening on behalf of Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training.

“It is great to see the new facilities first hand to see how it will benefit students and the entire school community. New learning spaces like these give us the latest in education research, allowing local children to learn more effectively”, Ms Ley said.

“While buildings alone do not make a great school, I hope students and staff will enjoy learning and be inspired by these new facilities,” Minister Birmingham said.

“The Turnbull Government is committed to improving the quality of our schools and equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world”.

Minister Birmingham is responsible for the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.

The Turnbull Government is providing higher levels of school funding than ever before, with
a record $73.9 billion in total Commonwealth funding over the forward estimates in all states and territories. Nationally this represents funding growth from a record $16.1 billion this year to $20.2 billion in 2020, all to be allocated based on need.

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Coalition’s funding growth is sustainable but will be tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives to support students by focussing on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing our children for life after school.