St Philip's Christian College, Cessnock, granted $650,000 for facilities

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald.

A Cessnock school will receive a grant worth more than half a million dollars, the state government has announced.

St Philip’s Christian College has been allocated $650,000 to go towards the construction of a large, flexible classroom that can accommodate multiple kindergarten classes, a music room, three music practice areas, a store room and several other spaces.

The major project is worth a total of $2.5 million – the school community has been providing further funds.

“This funding will help St Philip’s get these works off the ground and I’m delighted the NSW Government is able to support this project,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the Building Grants Assistance Scheme was an important initiative to support local school communities.

The grants are directed towards independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need, to help them cater for growing enrolments and to refurbish or build new facilities.

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