New classrooms for St Catherine’s Primary School

Students with learning difficulties in the Bentleigh electorate will soon access newly refurbished classrooms thanks to a grant from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today announced the Andrews Government is investing $50,000 in the new purpose-built Arrowsmith Centre at St Catherine’s School in Moorabbin – matching dollar-for-dollar the school’s contribution.

The school has elected to use the facility to support dedicated teaching of the Arrowsmith program, which aims to overcome learning difficulties through cognitive exercises.

Community interest in the program has seen the school fast-track refurbishment of an existing building to create the centre.

The funding is part of the Government’s $120 million plan to help upgrade Catholic and Independent schools to meet increasing demand for school places, matching the sector’s investment in new schools, upgraded classrooms and modern facilities dollar-for dollar.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every community has access to a great school and every Victorian student can get a great education.

This includes investing a record $2.5 billion to build better classrooms, upgrade education facilities and deliver brand new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,000 school upgrades and 56 new school projects across the state, supporting almost 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos

“I’m proud to be part of a government that is securing the best possible education for students from every school in Victoria, including St Catherine’s School in Moorabbin.”

“This investment will assist those students with learning difficulties catch up. It is yet another example of how we are making sure students attending Catholic and Independent schools get the great facilities they deserve.”

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