Photo: Dr Gillespie inspects where the new pathways will be constructed at the school. L-R: Branson Morris, Ashley Stayman, Montanna Dowden, James Sherwood and Principal Sandra Langford.
Disability access to be improved at Manning Valley Anglican College
Manning Valley Anglican College students with a disability will soon have improved access to learning areas after being named a recipient of a $9,500 grant from the Australian Government, announced today by Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie.
The grant, awarded as part of the Capital Grants Programme (CGP) will go towards the construction of a new accessible paths and handrails from a classroom building to the school’s administration area.
Dr Gillespie said Manning Anglican College was a worthy recipient, and that it will help the school community improve the overall learning experience for students with a disability. The school community is also contributing $844 towards the project.
“The Australian Government is dedicated to ensuring all Australian students have the infrastructure necessary to help them get the most out of their overall classroom experience,” Dr Gillespie said.
“The Government believes in an education system that puts students first. A quality education system gives young people the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to our nation.”
“The staff and supporting community at Manning Valley Anglican College have clearly shown they are committed to enhancing the academic opportunities for their students.”
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Senator Scott Ryan, said the CGP provides funding to non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources.
“The Coalition Government’s Student First approach helps to build a world-class education system that equips all students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Senator Ryan said.
For further information about the CGP, visit: http//education.gov.au/capital-grants-programme-non-government-schools.