Over $3.9 Million In Capital Assistance To St Gabriel’s School Approved

Students and teachers at St Gabriel’s School in Castle Hill will benefit from over $3.9 million in capital assistance to upgrade its facilities under the NSW Government’s 2019/20 Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS).

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott announced the $3.9 million grant is for the construction of the Stage 2 development of a mixed special school which will include general and specialised learning areas specifically designed for students with extensive physical and cognitive needs. The building project also includes the refurbishment of administration, staff, and pupil building services, as well as general and specialised learning areas.

Mr Elliott said the funding will ensure St Gabriel’s School can continue to deliver the very best facilities for students to learn and grow in and for teachers to educate and inspire our next generation.

“The funding of the building project will benefit the entire St Gabriel’s community and means St Gabriel’s School can continue to deliver the very best facilities for students to learn and grow in and for teachers to educate and inspire our next generation,” Mr Elliott said.

Under the scheme, grants are directed towards Independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need to support non-government schools to build, extend, or upgrade their facilities to provide more student places in growing communities.

BGAS is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities.

In 2019, the NSW Government committed $500 million funding for the Building Grants Assistance Scheme over the next 4 years. Project funding of $150 million is available in 2019/20, with $120 million committed to 40 projects at Independent and Catholic schools across NSW.