Labor’s candidate for Gilmore Fiona Phillips today announced a Shorten Labor Government will invest $50,000 in brand new facilities for JamberooPublic School.
The funding will go towards interactive whiteboards, iPads, laptops and a library upgrade. This will facilitate internet-based lessons and boost student interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields.
Fiona Phillips said that the new resources will benefit students for years to come.
“Jamberoo Public School is a small regional school and Labor’s investment means that these students can enjoy a standard of education that will help set them up for the jobs of the 21st century.
“Having access to modern learning technologies will change the way they learn and change the role of the library as a learning resource.
“In 2019 it’s vital we encourage an interest in STEM and take full advantage of new technologies to foster learning and get the best out of our students. This funding boost will do just that.”
Today’s announcement is on top of the extra $120,000 Jamberoo Public will receive for teaching and learning in the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government.
“Schools across the electorate of Gilmore will be over $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.