Labor’s Candidate for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips, today announced a Shorten Labor government will invest $50,000 in brand new facilities for Bomaderry High School.
The funding will go towards specialist equipment, books, computers and study zones in the school’s Aboriginal Learning Centre and the Literacy and Numeracy Centre.
Ms Phillips said the funding boost was an essential ingredient in addressing the individual and cultural needs of students in Bomaderry and will provide the perfect venue for supervised tutorials and homework exercises.
“Labor’s investment will help deliver an inclusive learning environment for Indigenous students and help boost their literacy and numeracy levels,” Ms Phillips said.
“If students fall behind in reading, writing and maths it can be hard to catch up. Targeted investments like this can make a real difference in helping thrive at school.”
Today’s announcement is on top of the extra $900,000 Bomaderry High School will receive for teaching and learning in the first three years of a Shorten Labor government.
“Schools across the electorate of Gilmore will be more than $21 million better off under Labor,” Ms Phillips said.
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.
At the election there is a clear choice for voters – Labor’s commitment to invest in public schools, or the Liberals’ $14 billion cuts.