A new multipurpose hall at Blacktown’s St Michael’s Primary School was officially opened last Friday by Federal Member for Chifley Ed Husic.
St Michael’s Primary School received $3,252,729 from the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) program.
Mr Husic said he was delighted to see how St Michael’s Primary School would benefit from the new hall.
“Teachers and staff at St Michael’s Primary have already worked out a range of different uses and classes for the hall and they tell me it will make a difference to the teaching experience,” Mr Husic said.
“The school has been such a fantastic contributor for local education for so many years – and I’m enormously pleased to see the school get this funding boost to help them into the future.”
Mr Husic said the new facilities are not only a benefit to the school they are supporting stronger social networks and community cohesion.
“Across all the schools that have benefited from this funding, the halls have become a magnet for community groups, bringing neighborhoods and people together.
“I’m sure this will have the same impact at St Michael’s Primary and the surrounding community.”
Mr Husic pointed out that a key outcome of the St Michael’s Primary School project was that it helped employ over 100 local workers.
“This is what we wanted to see with this program – to support jobs, stimulate economies and invest in important infrastructure,” Mr Husic said.
The funding received by St Michael’s Primary School was drawn from both the National School Pride (NSP) program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the BER.