Major Expansion for St Catherine’s Catholic College, The Whitsundays
St Catherine's Catholic College, The Whitsundays will soon have a major facilities expansion after the Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen announced a $3.2 million Australian Government grant.
Mr Christensen made the funding announcement at the school during a special presentation on Wednesday morning. The Capital Grants Program provides funding to non-government primary and secondary school communities to improve infrastructure, if they do not have enough capital resources.
The $3.2 million grant will go towards the completion of Stage 5 of the new school, which will include the construction of general learning areas, prep learning areas, multipurpose rooms, a library and store room as well as the conversion of existing space to an administration and store room.
Townsville Catholic Education Director of Leadership and School Development, Ross Horner says “The Catholic Diocese of Townsville, Townsville Catholic Education and the St Catherine's community is delighted with the announcement of funding to complete Stage 5 of our new St Catherine's Catholic College located in Proserpine.
“We would like to offer our thanks to the Australian Government through Mr Simon Birmingham and Mr George Christensen for this support. This funding ensures the Whitsunday community has a choice in education. We believe Educational choice makes the education sector stronger.”
Principal of St Catherine’s Catholic College, Sharyn Bell has said that it is a very exciting time for St Catherine’s.
“It is great to see the completion of our master plan after years of support and planning by our community. With the generous support of the Liberal National Government, we look forward to being able to offer a complete Kindergarten to Year 12 Catholic education for the Whitsundays, incorporating a dedicated early learning precinct, middle schooling and senior years all on one site."