Students and staff at Waverley Christian College – Narre Warren South Campus in Victoria will have
full use of a new multi-purpose centre encompassing a gymnasium and auditorium as well as a new
junior school building including ten general purpose classrooms, a drama room, a music room and
open learning areas, thanks to funding from the Turnbull Government.
Minister Fifield officially opened the new facilities at the Narre Warren South Campus today on
behalf of the Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham.
“It was great to visit Waverley Christian College – Narre Warren South Campus and see the new
facilities firsthand and the impact they will have on students’ learning potential,” Minister
The Turnbull Government provided $1.3 million in funding from the Capital Grants Program, which
provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise
may not have access to sufficient capital resources.
Minister Fifield said students and the whole school community would benefit from these new
“These new learning spaces take into account the latest in education research and will see students
learn more effectively.”
“The Turnbull Government is also investing an additional $23.4 billion in Australia’s schools
through the Gonski needs-based funding plan that will ensure students who need the most support,
get the most support as quickly as possible.
“We’re delivering the real Gonski needs-based funding that Labor distorted with 27 special
arrangements with states and territories and sectors.”
Minister Birmingham said the Government’s recurrent funding growth will be tied to a range of
evidence-based initiatives to support students by focussing on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and
STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing our children for life after
“While buildings alone do not make a great school, I hope students and staff will enjoy learning
and be inspired by these new facilities,” Minister Birmingham said.
“The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our schools and equipping
students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.”
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