Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP has celebrated with the students (and staff) of Montville State School following the announcement that they would be receiving significant funding to upgrade their playground.
The school has been granted $453,757 under the 2023-24 Schools Subsidy Scheme to renovate and improve their playground and outdoor area.
“I recently popped into the school and met grade three students Rosie and Danny to hear their thoughts on the news,” said Mr Powell.
“They were very excited about the possibilities and eagerly shared their dreams for bigger and better play equipment. Fortunately, I know Principal Mr Adam Montgomery is keen to hear from the students and the parents on their ideas for the area.”
“The school has been furiously fundraising and will be chipping in more than $100,000 themselves. Combined, the funds will also allow them to address some longstanding drainage issues on the site of the playground,” continued Mr Powell.
The Schools Subsidy Scheme assists schools with the cost of projects that aim to enhance learning outcomes for students and the community. These are jobs that often fall outside of the scope of other infrastructure programs offered by the Department of Education.
All Queensland state schools are eligible to seek funding to initiate projects of $50,000 - $500,000 under the scheme.
“I would encourage all schools and their P&Cs to have a look at the scheme if they have a project in need of funding which isn’t fitting into the niche of existing infrastructure programs,” concluded Mr Powell.