$40,000 BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE FUNDING SHARED BY SCHOOLS IN RIVERSTONE ELECTORATE
Written on the 8 February 2016 by Kevin ConollyMember for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP today visited Australian Christian College and Riverstone Public School to personally congratulate them on being successful in their application for a NSW Government grant under the $20 million Before and After School Care Fund.
The schools have received $20,000 each to help pay for necessary equipment to set up and support the Before and After School Care service."I am delighted to share the great news with these school principals. These grants will help to create up to 120 additional out of school hours care places for these two schools in my electorate; that's more support for working parents and more care for young school students" said Kevin Conolly MP.
Kevin Conolly said the Before and After School Care Fund delivers on a key 2015 election commitment to help families by relieving some of the pressures they face when trying to enrol their children in before and after school care."We are overjoyed with the financial support we are getting from this grant. We have approval to use our gymnasium as the venue for our Before and After School Care service and the money will be well spent in providing portable equipment to setup the facility" said Paulle Kwok, Principal of Australian Christian College.
"Our school can really put this money to good use immediately. Our school hall is the venue for our Before and After School Care service and we are already filling available places for our students" said Emma Thompson, Principal of Riverstone Public School."There is further funding available under the Before and After School Care Fund so I encourage other schools and parent groups to see if there may be other opportunities to meet the community's needs for these services" said Kevin Conolly MP.
More information on the grants process can be accessed at:http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/our-services/children-and-youth/out-of-hours-school-care-grant
Author: Kevin Conolly
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