A White Rock school is among 76 non-state schools to share in more than $2.4 million of State Government capital assistance funding to improve and expand facilities.

Member for Mulgrave, Curtis Pitt said the State Government was committed to ensuring all schools had high-quality, relevant facilities that serve the needs of students.

“Trinity Anglican School will receive a total of $29,859 from the $100 million Tomorrow’s Schools infrastructure program for two projects,” Mr Pitt said.

“The school will receive $24,859 to buy and install air-conditioning units in classrooms.

“A further $5000 will assist the school with an ICT upgrade of the server, wireless infrastructure and staff training,” Mr Pitt said.

“The grants scheme will enable this school community to get these much-needed projects off the ground.”

Education and Training Minister Geoff Wilson said the State Government recognised the importance of all schools in their local communities.

“Some parents prefer alternative options to the state school system and it is important for the Government to support these options,” he said.

“Parents can be assured this grant will help the school and its staff to continue to deliver a high standard of education for their children.

“These projects have been funded through the 2008-09 budget allocation of $51.4 million for capital assistance to non-state schools.”

The State Government strongly supports the non-state school sector and a further $53.2 million has been allocated in the 2009-10 budget for capital assistance to non-state schools.