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Senator for South Australia

Media Release
3 November 2021

Capital Grants Program funding facilities for Prescott Primary Northern students

Senator for South Australia Senator the Hon David Fawcett today attended Prescott Primary Northern to open the North Wing Building, partly funded by the Coalition Government.

The Coalition Government provided $540,000 for the $1.466 million project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

“Students and staff at Prescott Primary Northern are to benefit from the construction of three general learning areas with learning preparation area, surrounding verandahs and entry canopies that allow for flexible learning with areas that are able to open into adjoining spaces,” Senator Fawcett said.

“Prescott Primary Northern has a wonderful school community, and this new North Wing Building will further enhance the learning environment.

“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.

“We are ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school. Funding for SA schools has increased to a record $1.8 billion in 2021/22, up from $1.6 billion in 2020/21 – a 64% increase since the Government came to office in 2013.

“We are delivering real, needs-based funding that is matched by national reforms that will drive better results and outcomes, as recommended by David Gonski in his Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

“I congratulate Prescott Primary Northern on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact the new facility is to have for students, staff and the wider community.”

South Australian students are to benefit from the Morrison Government’s record $1.8 billion funding for schools in South Australia in 2021/22, up from $1.6 billion in 2020/21. Funding for SA schools has grown 64 per cent since the Government came to office in 2013.

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More information on how the 2021/22 Federal Budget is providing record education funding in South Australia, and across the country: