Senator Payne opens new state-of-the-art facilities and classrooms for students at Mountains Christian College

Thursday, 08 August 2019

Primary school students at Mountains Christian College in Macquarie will benefit from a new library undercroft thanks to $400,000 in funding from the Liberal-Nationals Government.

The undercroft includes two new classrooms for years 5 and 6 students, new disabled bathrooms and utilities, new furniture and verandas.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, who opened the new facility today on behalf of the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, said the new undercroft was an important addition to the College campus.

“The undercroft’s new, accessible learning spaces will help drive student engagement because we know that students learn well when they have modern and up-to-date facilities,” Senator Payne said.

“It’s an important investment, I’m sure the facility will be enjoyed for many years to come.”

The library undercroft is the second project funded and delivered by the Government at the College.

Senator Payne previously oversaw the completion of a Hospitality Hub in 2016 following a $525,000 funding boost.

Touring the kitchen facilities, Senator Payne said it was wonderful that the college had embraced the Hub.

“As we all know, the tourism and hospitality industry is very important for the Blue Mountains, so it is good to know that the Hub has been able to help equip students with the skills they need to pursue local employment and training opportunities.”

The Government has committed $703 million until 2022 for the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.

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