Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon has announced $200,000 worth of funding for local schools through the new Local Schools Community Fund program. The list of successful schools are below.

The number of applications received in Newcastle far exceeded the $200,000 cap on this new program, highlighting the dire need for increased funding for our schools.

The applications were assessed by a local schools panel with representation from each of the Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors.

Ms Claydon said that all Newcastle schools deserve increased funding and resources to deliver quality education for our kids.

“Heading into Christmas, any additional funding for our local schools is welcome news. I know the successful schools will be thrilled to kick off 2020 with much needed funding for their respective projects.”

Unfortunately, despite receiving many worthy applications, there are many important projects left unfunded.

“There’s no news yet on whether the Government will run the Local Schools Community Fund again”

“What is clear is that the schools in our community need additional funding and support to continue to deliver a great education for our kids”

“I have written to the Federal Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, asking him to support my request for additional funds, outside the Local Schools Community Fund program, to ensure that worthy projects that were unsuccessful under this program can still proceed.

“I will continue to advocate strongly for extra funding for our Newcastle Schools.”


Successful Schools under the Local Schools Community Fund

 School Name

Approved Project Name

Approved Funding

Callaghan College – Wallsend Campus

Support unit resourcing and sensory equipment for students with additional needs


St Peter's Primary School

St Peter's Stockton Playground Enhancement


St Pius X High School

Regeneration of the Wetland


St Dominic's Centre

New classroom resources for students with disability and additional needs


Waratah Public School

Sensory Playground (Early Stage 1)


Minmi Public School

Fitness Equipment Relocation and Upgrade as well as installation of soft fall surface


Stockton Public School

Stockton Public School Play and Sports Area


Callaghan College – Jesmond Campus

Digital media equipment purchase for annual combined schools Digital Media Festival and other uses


Elermore Vale Public School

Establishment of Chicken Coop and Orchard


Glendore Public School

Main multi-purpose Court Refurbishment


ALESCO Senior College

Wellbeing space


D.A.L.E. Young Parents School

Outdoor Learning and Community Space


St Laurence Flexible Learning Centre

Pathways to Literacy resources



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