State government announces funding for education centre at St Dom's

Upgrade: St Dominics High School prncipal Michael Ronchetti with Penrith MP Stuart Ayres and Diverse Learning co-ordinator Monica Day.
Upgrade: St Dominics High School prncipal Michael Ronchetti with Penrith MP Stuart Ayres and Diverse Learning co-ordinator Monica Day.

The state government has announced more than $400,000 will be provided for an upgrade of the Savio Education Centre at St Dominics High School.

The upgrade will see the refurbishment of general and specialised learning areas,  enabling students to be more engaged in subject areas whilst providing for breakout spaces for intervention.

The central courtyard will also be refurbished to create a multi-purpose space for various curriculum activities.

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres recently joined St Dominics High School prncipal Michael Ronchetti and Diverse Learning co-ordinator, Monica Day the centre to announce the government would provide $471,207 to support the project under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS).

Further funds would be provided by the school community, he said.

“This funding will help St Dominic's College Savio Education Centre to get these works off the ground and I’m delighted the NSW Government is able to support this project,” Mr Ayres said in a statement.

Ms Day said the funding would have a “significant and positive impact on our unique school environment”.  

“It will assist each student in his development and provide a strong foundation for his transition back into a mainstream school,” she said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said BGAS was an important initiative to support local school communities.

“This funding will help improve facilities so schools are equipped to meet the learning needs of students today and into the future,” Mr Stokes said.

BGAS is administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities and funded by the NSW government.