[singlepic id=284 w=320 h=240 float=left]Three Mulgrave schools are among 103 non-state schools throughout Queensland to share in more than $102 million State Government capital assistance funding to improve and expand facilities.

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the government was committed to investing in all schools to ensure they had high-quality, modern facilities that meet the needs of students.

“Djarragun College and St Michael’s School at Gordonvale and St Therese’s School at Bentley Park will receive funding under the capital assistance program for non-state schools,” Mr Pitt said.

“This additional funding will go towards a range of projects including building new classrooms and dormitory rooms, refurbishing and maintenance work.

“The funding will enable schools to get these much-needed projects off the ground.”

The Mulgrave schools receiving funding are:

  • Djarragun College – $525,000
  • St Michael’s School – $655,658
  • St Therese’s School – $241,211

Mr Pitt said the State Government recognised the importance of all schools in our local community.

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

“Parents across Queensland can be assured these grants will help schools and their staff to continue to deliver a world class education for their children.”

In 2010-11 the State Government is supporting the development of non-state schools with more than $467 million in recurrent funding and more than $101 million in capital funding, including a commitment of $50 million for non-state schools that cater for disengaged youth.

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