TWO local schools in Blair will benefit from Federal Government funding to upgrade school infrastructure and equipment.
Bremer State High School in Ipswich will receive $25,000 to install and upgrade will get $25,000 to refurbish classrooms.
The funding is part of a $250 million overall commitment to improve school infrastructure.
All schools across the country were invited to apply for the funding and projects were assessed by the Federal Department of Education and selected based on need.
Schools were able to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to support much needed improvements to facilities and learning environments after disruptions caused by COVID-19.
The pandemic highlighted the importance of outdoor learning spaces and the need to provide equitable access to flexible learning for students.
Federal Blair MP Shayne Neumann dropped in to the Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre last week to share the good news with staff and inspect the classrooms that will be refurbished thanks to the new funding.
“The Albanese Labor Government is investing in a better and fairer education system, and this is terrific news for these schools in Ipswich and the Somerset Region,” he said.
“Local schools like the Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre deserve great infrastructure to help students achieve their best.
“We know educational infrastructure helps support better student outcomes, including attendance, attainment and behaviour.
“This is a great outcome for these schools, especially for the students. It means better facilities to help them learn in a top-class environment.
This latest funding builds on election funding commitments Mr Neumann secured for four local schools as part of the Albanese Government’s October Budget.
The Schools Were
- Ipswich State High School received $2 million for a community sports hub;
- Springfield Central State School received $100,000 for an outdoor learning space, and toilet and playground upgrades;
- Brassall State School received $60,000 for a prep-safe playground; and
- Karalee State School received $15,000 for audio-visual equipment.