Clarence Valley Anglican School students are now one step closer to a much needed upgrade to their Performing Arts Centre.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan last Thursday officially turned the sod on the new facility.
“The current facilities do not provide the best opportunities for students to excel in their music subjects,” Mr Hogan said.
“I secured a $600,000 Federal Government grant, and the school raised $1.7 million to put towards this $2.3 million project.”
“This centre will include a new stage and performance space, three general learning areas for music classes, three additional learning spaces, a tiered learning area, amenities and storage area.”
“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities, so it’s great to see new progress with this centre.”
Clarence Valley Anglican School Principal Karin Lisle said it is an exciting in the School’s history.
“It is hoped the Performance Centre will enable the School to grow, attracting students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to excel in creative arts,” Mrs Lisle said.
“It is also envisioned that the Performance Centre will be available for local community use, strengthening our wider relationships.”
“This is all thanks to the significant funding contributions of the Federal Government, an anonymous donor and parents, all of which have contributed to this project.”