Austin Cove Baptist College gets $1m Federal Govt grant

Canning MLC Andrew Hastie with Austin Cove Baptist College secondary principal Paul Venter.
Canning MLC Andrew Hastie with Austin Cove Baptist College secondary principal Paul Venter.

STUDENTS and staff at Austin Cove Baptist College will have full use of a practical skills building thanks to a contribution of more than $1 million from the Federal Government.

Canning MLA Andrew Hastie officially opened the new facility today (on behalf of Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham.

Mr Hastie said Austin Cove was driven by a dedicated community of teachers and parents.

“This is just the latest addition to a growing school that is passionate about providing the best possible education for its students and parents,’’ he said.

The block includes science laboratories, a science preparation area, technical skills rooms, staff rooms and stores.

Mr Hastie said the Federal Government was committed to putting science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the heart of school education.

“This building will deliver that and will also enable students to explore a trade that will help mete Australia’s skills shortage,’’ he said.

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