January 30, 2020

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan today announced two projects at schools in Stawell to benefit students and the community under the Local School Community Fund.

Mr Tehan said the Morrison Government was providing funding to Stawell Primary School and St Patrick’s School, as part of their ongoing commitment to education.

Stawell Primary School was awarded $6,720 for its ‘Smarter Learning’ project. This project will provide the school with four screens for smart learning displays within the senior level classrooms. Also, the project
will provide extra resources for those students with additional learning requirements.

Principal Robyn Jones said that the Stawell Primary School is very grateful to the Federal Government for the opportunity to apply for extra funding to support our quality learning programs. Our aim is always - to provide our students with learning technologies that enhance both student engagement and student access to knowledge. This is particularly important for schools in rural areas.

“The funding from Dan Tehan’s Local School Community Fund will allow us to purchase new and upgraded equipment which would otherwise be out of reach of our regular school budget. The students and teachers
of 502 are very excited by the news and look forward to the new opportunities that this will create for student learning at our school”, said Ms Jones.

$6,195 was awarded to St Patrick’s School for their ‘Resilience Project; this funding will assist the school in providing valuable resources to implement the emotional well-being and resilience program for the school
community. The Resilience Project has been instrumental in supporting positive mental health outcomes in local education.

Principal Michelle Hogan, said “our school was absolutely delighted to receive the grant that will go directly towards programs designed to promote well-being and resilience in our students. We thank Mr Tehan for
recognising the importance of well-being in our young people and families.”

“This money will enable the purchase of Resilience Project Journals for all our students, provide us with access to project officers for teacher and student learning development and will enable us to keep
progressing in our work to further promote resiliency within our school community”, said Ms Hogan.

“The Coalition Government recognises the important role that schools play in our community and that’s why we’re funding small projects that will make a big difference at our local schools,” Mr Tehan said.

“The school communities in Wannon nominated the projects they most wanted, and the Coalition Government stepped up with funding support through the Coalition Government’s $30.2 million Local
Schools Community Fund.

“This is an additional investment on top of the Coalition Government’s record funding of $310 billion for schools.

“These local school projects will go a long way in helping our students and the local school community in Stawell when they are completed next year.”

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