Students and staff at Kempsey Adventist School now have full use of 12 new classrooms, a library, amenities, covered outdoor learning areas, car parking and new furniture after the opening of a new primary school precinct on Monday, May 15.
The Coalition Government provided over $3 million in funding from the Capital Grants Program for the extension.
Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker attended the opening of the primary school buildings on behalf of Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training.
“It was great to visit Kempsey Adventist School and see the completed project firsthand and the impact it will have,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“Students and the whole school community will benefit from using the new facilities.”
As announced in the 2017 federal budget, there is a $18.6 billion in additional funding for Australian schools over the next 10 years, all to be allocated based on need.
As a result of this additional funding, Kempsey Adventist School will receive an additional $18.2 million over the next 10 years, according to Commonwealth funding estimates.
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Coalition’s funding growth is sustainable but will be tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives to support students by focusing on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing our children for life after school.