Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton officially opened the new teacher accommodation for St Ignatius Parish School in Bourke today. He is pictured in front of one of the houses with Bourke Shire Council Mayor Barry Hollman, General Manager Mark Riley, school captains Dustin Nott and Clare Lawson, Catholic Education Wilcannia-Forbes Assistant Director Corporate Services Mal Goodwin, School Consultant Angela Kennedy, Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green, St Ignatius Parish School Principal John Cowan and Jackie Davis from Nursery on Mertin.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today officially opened the new teacher accommodation at St Ignatius’ Parish School in North Bourke.
Mr Coulton said the two and three-bedroom accommodation provides the school with quality, safe and secure housing to attract teaching staff to Bourke.
“It was great to visit St Ignatius’ Parish School’s new teacher accommodation which will have a positive impact on both teachers and students,” Mr Coulton said.
“St Ignatius’ Parish School has a wonderful school community, and this new teacher accommodation will further enhance teacher accessibility to the school.
“This project is part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to education, providing record funding for government, Catholic and independent schools and ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school.”
The Coalition Government provided $854,700 for the $1.25 million project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
More information about the Capital Grants Program is at www.dese.gov.au/payments-and-grants-schools/capital-grants-non-government-schools.