$1.2-million upgrade boosts Colac school

Federal MP Sarah Henderson announced Sacred Heart Primary School would receive a $1.06-million boost to improve its staff and administration space. Ms Henderson made the announcement at the school’s first assembly for the year on Friday and she is pictured with Tanisha Clarke, Joseph O’Farrell and school principal Jack Lenaghan.

COLAC’S Sacred Heart Primary School has received a $1.06-million Federal Government grant to redevelop its staff and administration areas to meet the growing school’s needs.

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9 Responses to “$1.2-million upgrade boosts Colac school”

  1. Phil Alexander

    Juggy, I’m not on Facebook. Having read many of your posts at this site I can tell you are a decent human being. I hope your daughters continue to gain a good education irrespective of which schools they go to.

  2. Colac resident

    It is great for Sacred Heart, but what a shame one of our government schools had to fight for a portable classroom when the enrolment increased by more than 50 in 2 years. It would have been even better news if Sarah Henderson had looked after them too. Both schools are quiet achievers who strive to cater for our Colac kids, so please, next time fund the need in both systems.

  3. Phil Alexander

    Juggy, you did exactly what Liberal Governments both State and Federal wanted you to do. That is, pull your kids out of the State system which absolves them from the responsibility of providing decent funding in Public Education. What is needed, and thankfully there are many parents out there who are demanding fair funding for State Education.
    Juggy, you are happy with the change of school for your children which is terrific but why should parents who elect to go private be subsidised by the tax payer. Before you say, you pay taxes too, remember it was your choice to go private.

    1. We chose to go private because the public system was so crap! The amount of BS we had to deal with at that school is too much to list here, but I bet you would of pulled your kids from it too. It had absolutely nothing to do with Liberal or Labor, so you can leave that out of it.
      We made the choice to benefit our kids as best we could. Now that cuts back our spending money for holidays etc… but we don’t care! We just want our girls to get a GOOD education in SAFE & HAPPY environment.

    2. So Phil, on the political side of things your saying that the Lib’s don’t care about the future of the children in public schools and are trying to run the public system into the ground… that certainly wouldn’t do them (the kids or Lib’s) any favors, a real low act,
      I honestly believe that we all have the right to the best education we can get and that the Gov, which ever party, should make sure that it is available to people from all walks of life.

      Im not sure if your on Facebook or not, but if you ever wish to contact me on there for a chat your welcome to. 🙂

  4. Phil Alexander

    Great news for the Sacred Heart school community and no doubt the upgrade was needed. However, if only this Federal Government would show the same commitment to Public Education. Instead there have been large funding cuts to State schools across the nation. Perhaps Ms. Henderson needs to visit the many State schools in the Colac region to appreciate the difficulties faced in these important educational
    institutions. Unfortunately, the ideological driven Abbott Government exhibits distaste for anything Public.

    1. well there was a lot of money put into public schools a few year ago which was great to see. Our eldest daughter was in a public school for prep & Grade 1, but as the management (since changed) of that place left a LOT to be desired, as did the feed back & communications i had with the state education department in regards to that place, so i wouldn’t want to invest money in that system either… hence the reason we moved our girls. It does cost us a little more out of what little we have, but its a great investment.

  5. Fantastic news for a fantastic school! Both our daughters go there and we’re all so happy with it.

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