Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon today announced that Labor will invest $120,000 for priority projects at four public schools in Newcastle.
Ms Claydon said that if Labor is elected, it will deliver:
- $50,000 to upgrade the basketball courts at Glendore Public School
- $25,000 towards digital media equipment for the annual Digital Media Festival at Callaghan College
- $25,000 towards outdoor improvements at New Lambton Public School including a new fence and soft fall surfaces
- $20,000 for Stockton Public School to create an outdoor learning play area and sensory garden
“These projects will improve the amenity of these schools and improve educational outcomes,” Ms Claydon said.
“Today’s announcement is on top of the extra $19.4 million that Newcastle’s public schools will receive in the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government.
“Labor will invest an extra $14 billion into Australia’s public schools to give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn.
“The extra funding will mean more individual attention for students, and more help with the basics such as reading, writing, maths and science.
“At the election there is a clear choice for voters – Labor’s investment in public schools, or the Liberals tax loopholes for the top end of town.”