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8 Nov 2021

New facilities for students at Southern Vales and Hills schools | Media Release

Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC

Senator for South Australia

Staff and students at three schools in the Southern Vales and Hills will benefit from more than $1.3 million in upgrades, funded as part of the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program.

Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC said the Australian Government would provide funding to the Willunga Waldorf School ($234,000), the Southern Montessori School in O'Sullivan Beach ($350,000) and The Hills Christian Community School Incorporated in Verdun ($800,000).

“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities. That’s why the Morrison Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has helped thousands of schools across the nation to build new and updated infrastructure,” Senator McLachlan said.

“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 the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.”

Willunga Waldorf School will benefit from the construction of an administration building for student services comprising consulting and counselling rooms, wellness rooms, staff meeting rooms, preparation areas, staff offices and amenities as well as a covered outdoor seating area.

At Southern Montessori School, refurbishment work will include the creation of two new general learning areas, and upgrades to the library, and the school’s reception and administration area and other facilities.

The Hills Christian Community School Incorporated will utilise its funding for the construction of a junior secondary school for Years 7 and 8 comprising four general learning areas, a breakout space, a staff office, and two meeting rooms.

“Each of these schools has a wonderful community, and these new facilities will further enhance their learning environments,” Senator McLachlan said.

“I congratulate them on their successful grant applications and look forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have.

“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a high-quality education no matter where they go to school. We are providing a record $315.2 billion for all Australian schools between 2018 and 2029.”

More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found at

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