By Mitchell Clarke
More than 20 schools across Cardinia and Casey will receive a share of $200,000 from a Federal Government funding splurge.
La Trobe MP Jason Wood announced on Monday 16 December that a number of primary and secondary schools across the districts will receive funding to assist in completing their “most wanted projects”.
Among the successful schools, Minaret College and Beaconhills College’s Pakenham campus will both receive $7000 towards timber shade structures while St Francis Xavier College will get $9000 for a school wellbeing track at their Officer campus and $9000 towards an outdoor learning space at the Berwick campus.
Kambrya College was successful in obtaining $12,000 for a new cross country running track and cross-fit stations while Nossal will put $7000 towards science laboratories and air conditioning.
Meanwhile, foundation students at Cardinia Primary will become equipped with new iPads after receiving $10,000.
Students at Brentwood Park Primary School are set to enjoy a new playground which will be accessible to students in wheelchairs.
Nar Nar Goon Primary School will create a sensory room out of their $12,000 and Pakenham Consolidated School will resurface their playground equipment after securing $9000.
“The school communities in La Trobe nominated the projects they most wanted,” Mr Wood explained.
“The Federal 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.
“These local school projects will go a long way in helping our students and the local school community in La Trobe.”
The projects are all expected to be completed in 2020.