$600 000 helps build new Science Centre in Wangaratta

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  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education

Students and staff at Cathedral College in Wangaratta, Victoria celebrated the opening of a new science and food technology centre built with the help of the Australian Government.

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, opened the new facilities on Thursday.

The $2.49 million project was funded through a $600 000 Australian Government grant and a $1.89 million contribution from the Cathedral College community.

The project involved the construction of a science and food technology centre with one general science room, one environmental science room, a food technology room with dining/seminar area, tuckshop and two staff areas.

Senator Ryan said the new facilities are an important part of ensuring that students get a great education.

“For a young school like Cathedral College, this opening is a milestone that marks success and growth,” Senator Ryan said.

“While it is the people that make schools great, state-of-the-art buildings, like this one, help to create an inspiring learning environment for students and a better teaching environment for educators.

“The Government is committed to building a world-class education system that will equip all Australian students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.”

Government funding was provided through the Capital Grants Programme.

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