Education | July 29, 2016
Casterton Secondary College funding allocation
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has again congratulated the Casterton Secondary College community for their strong advocacy for their school infrastructure needs following the allocation of $750,000 in the State 2016-17 budget.
“I congratulate the Casterton Secondary College, along with the wider school community for strongly supporting the needs of their students. I’m sure the students and staff are looking forward to enjoying improved facilities at their school,” Ms Kealy said.
“The Casterton Secondary College will use the $750,000 funding to undertake a complete upgrade of their student toilet block, improve the student locker area and undertake other minor repair works,” she said.
Earlier this year Emma Kealy MP hosted a visit to the Casterton Secondary College with Hon. Nick Wakeling, Shadow Minister for Education.
“I had the pleasure of touring this remarkable school and seeing first-hand how they are working hard to provide a real point of difference in offering educational opportunities and experiences for their student’s,” Ms Kealy said.
“The Casterton Secondary College have developed their own winery and involve students in every stage of the wine making process, from vineyard management to fermentation of the grapes, creating a unique learning experience. The school has also established a trout farm and large scale vegetable growing operation.
“All young people deserve quality learning environments, whether they live in the city or the country, and it is important our students and teachers are supported with first-class facilities.
“While this funding is wonderful news for the Casterton school community, unfortunately $750,000 will not go far enough. Further funding would assist with improving water infrastructure to reduce the high costs to supply the school’s vineyard, trout and vegetable farm,” she said.