SENATOR THE HON DAVID FAWCETT
Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Senator for South Australia
New facilities for Tyndale Christian School and Pinnacle College Golden Grove
Senator the Hon David Fawcett today announced Tyndale Christian School in Salisbury East and Pinnacle College in Golden Grove will benefit from the construction of new general learning areas and new secondary facilities respectively, supported by Australian Government grants.
Senator Fawcett said the Australian Government would provide $100,000 towards Tyndale Christian School’s project and $505,000 to Pinnacle College Golden Grove through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
“Students and staff at Tyndale Christian School will benefit from the construction of two new general learning areas and attached withdrawal rooms for Year 1 students, and Pinnacle College Golden Grove’s successful grant contributes to the construction of a new two-storey building for secondary students,” Senator Fawcett said.
“Pinnacle College’s project – the first stage of the new building – will include a science laboratory, home economics room, a technology room, an art room, a language room, and a special needs room, as well as new staff offices.
“These new facilities will further enhance the learning environments and benefit students’ learning outcomes.
“This Government is committed to providing Australian children and young people with the best education possible and we have demonstrated this by increasing funding for Education, both state run and independent schools every year since forming government in 2013.
“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school. We’re investing a record $1.6 billion in SA schools in 2020/21 – increasing by $266.3 million since last year, and a 35% increase since elected in 2013.
“We are delivering needs-based funding, matched by national reforms, as recommended by David Gonski in his Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.
“I congratulate Tyndale Christian School and Pinnacle College Golden Grove on their successful grant applications and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facilities will have for students, staff and the wider community.”
Senator Fawcett said the funding announcement was one of 158 projects approved for funding under the Capital Grants Program to commence in 2021.
Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.
More information on how the 2020/21 Federal Budget is providing record education funding in South Australia, and across the country: https://bit.ly/35olM8u.