Mid North's jump in school funding

ROLE: Federal Grey MP Rowan Ramsey and his wife Teresa, left, last year visited a polling booth in Port Pirie with funding in mind for the many schools in the Mid North.
ROLE: Federal Grey MP Rowan Ramsey and his wife Teresa, left, last year visited a polling booth in Port Pirie with funding in mind for the many schools in the Mid North.

Eight Mid North schools and the Open Access College in Port Augusta have had funding boosts.

Federal Grey MP Rowan Ramsey told of almost $200,000 to be awarded to schools around his electorate.

He said projects ranged from buying technology equipment and furniture and setting up music projects and shade. Mid North schools to benefit include:

  • Koolunga Primary School $18,886 to install computer and information technology equipment
  • Booborowie Primary School $3000 for small extension and refurbishment
  • Harvest Christian College at Kadina $19,000 for home economics equipment upgrade
  • Port Pirie West Primary School $18,850 for computer and information technology equipment
  • St Joseph's School at Peterborough $7078 for furniture and equipment
  • Quorn Area School $3070 for shades
  • Wallaroo Mines Primary School $4200 for landscaping
  • Wilmington Primary School $5280 computer update

The Open Access College at Port Augusta gained $20,000 for trips for students from remote areas.

Mr Ramsey said many applications for funding had been received.

"The government recognises the important role that schools play and the ability of school councils to get value for every dollar invested," he said. "We are happy to back them through the $30 million Local Schools Community Fund.

"This is on top of the government's record funding of $310 billion for schools.

"The projects will go a long way to helping our students ... when they are finished next year."

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