30 Sep 2021
Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan today attended IQRA College to open newly refurbished classrooms, science laboratories and a library that was funded by the Coalition Government.
Senator McLachlan said students would benefit from the new facilities that will provide them with improved hands on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and will provide a learning environment to support student literacy and numeracy.
The Coalition Government provided $493,800 for the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
“It was great to visit IQRA College to see the new facilities and hear about the positive impact it will have on students,” Senator McLachlan said.
“IQRA College has a wonderful school community, and these new classrooms, science laboratories and a library will further enhance the learning environment.
“We are ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school.
School funding has increased every year under our Government.
“Our Government is providing record funding for government schools, for Catholic schools and for Independent schools.
“We are delivering real, needs-based funding that is matched by national reforms that will drive better results and outcomes, as recommended by David Gonski in his Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.
“Our Government is funding improved facilities at schools, like the new classrooms, science laboratories and a library that would at IQRA College, as part of our commitment to education.”
More information about the Capital Grants Program is at https://www.dese.gov.au/payments-and-grants-schools/capital-grants-non-government-schools.