$550,000 for Nambucca Valley Christian Community School
The Nambucca Valley Christian Community School will further expand its range of education facilities using funding provided by the NSW Government.
The expansion project is receiving $550,000 under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme, with further funds provided by the school community to meet the overall project cost of $850,000.
Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, welcomed the funding and congratulated the Nambucca Valley Christian Community School for its successful project.
“This funding will help the school get these works off the ground to support increased enrollments and I’m delighted the NSW Government is able to support this project,” Mrs Pavey said.
The project includes:
- Construction of a general learning area, new food technology classroom, storeroom and amenities
- Refurbishment of staffroom and of an existing food technology room into a science lab.
Education Minister, Rob Stokes MP, said the Building Grants Assistance Scheme was an important initiative to support local school communities.
“This funding will help improve facilities so schools are equipped to meet the learning needs of students today and into the future,” Mr Stokes said.
In 2015 the NSW Government announced an additional $50 million dollars over four years for non-government schools under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme.
The grants are directed towards independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need, to help schools cater for growing enrollments and to refurbish or build new facilities.
BGAS is administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities and funded by the NSW Government.
Since 2011, the NSW Government has committed more than $5 billion to both government and non-government school facilities to ensure students have the best possible learning environments.
The Nambucca Valley Christian Community School expanded its offering to secondary in 2013, and since then has been adding one grade per year with double figure percentage growth in enrolments - in contrast to the trend in the local government area.