North coast schools to share in $1.5 million in infrastructure funding

St James Anglican School.
St James Anglican School.

TWO north coast schools will share in more than $1.5 million from the Federal Government’s capital grants program.

St James Anglican School in Alkimos will receive $1.2 million for its $7.5 million middle school building project.

Atlantis Beach Baptist College in Two Rocks will get $331,000 to help build a $828,000 resource centre with library, six learning areas, three specialist rooms, canteen, uniform shop and offices.

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the program provided funds for non-government schools to upgrade facilities such as classrooms, laboratories and libraries.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter announced the local funding recipients on December 13.

“While buildings alone do not make a school, students and the whole local community will benefit from using these new facilities,” he said.

“School infrastructure can have an effect on school attendance, attainment and student behaviour and it can affect the ability of schools to attract and retain quality teachers.”

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