Govt grants help Sathya Sai school
Peter Caton | 6th April 2010
SEVEN new classrooms, a learning centre, music room and renovations have been completed at the Sathya Sai Primary School in Murwillumbah with the help of Federal Government economic stimulus funds.
Nearly $1.5 million in building and renovation work was officially opened at the school on Friday by Federal MP for Richmond and Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot.
The project used $850,000 from the Federal Government’s Primary Schools for the 21st Century grants and a $600,000 from the Association of Independent Schools.
A spokeswoman said the school, which currently has about 100 students, is “now equipped to expand to seven single streams”.
Ms Elliot met with students and staff at the school to view the new and upgraded facilities describing the new facilities as exciting for the children and parents.
A week earlier she opened extensions at St Joseph’s Primary School in South Murwillumbah.
“It has been fantastic to see local principals, parents and tradespeople working together to deliver these important projects,” she said.
“Now that they are completed, teachers and students in our local schools will be teaching and learning in the 21st century facilities.”
Ms Elliot said the “Building the Education Revolution” program had delivered more than $110 million to the electorate of Richmond.
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