Murray’s Bridge principal and students watch on as Senator John Hogg shares diplomat stories after he officially opened the school’s new building.
Murray’s Bridge principal and students watch on as Senator John Hogg shares diplomat stories after he officially opened the school’s new building. Linden Morris

Centre a big boost for school

THE Education Revolution continued its support of small community schools yesterday with the opening of a new resource centre at Murrays' Bridge State School.

The Australian Government provided Murray's Bridge with $300,000 as part of the national Building the Education Revolution scheme.

Principal of the school of less than 10, Cheryl-Lea Jackson, said she hopes this shows people that the school is growing and can offer more rather than less to its students.

"I think these children are entitled to the best we can give them and that's what this school is about," Mrs Jackson said.

"This new building means we finally have a designated area for our library which is wonderful."

Senator Hogg said this program provides practical and purposeful facilities for schools.

"I think that this project is a great investment in education and not just for current generations but for future generations as well," Senator Hogg said.

"Education has taken a quantum leap and this has given our most important resource the opportunity to compete globally."

Mrs Jackson hit back at critics who consider such large expenses in a small school to be wasteful.

"We want to offer the absolute best to our kids and community and by being in a small school these kids actually get to do a lot more and receive more one-on-one attention than in larger schools," she said.

EDUCATION REVOLUTION:

Provides Australian schools and their communities with $16.2 billion to renew or build new infrastructure.

Has funded around 24,000 projects for approximately 9500 schools nationally.


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