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More than $38m in STEM upgrades for 10 SA schools

Ten non-government schools across South Australia will share in more than $38 million as part of the first round of the State Government low interest loans scheme aimed at preparing children for the jobs of tomorrow.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Para Vista will use its loan to build a new $2.1 million STEM centre consisting of a robotics and engineering studio, science hub and learning plaza which is linked to an outdoor earth sciences zone. Construction begins next week.

Principal of Good Shepherd Lutheran School David Wilksch said the State Government’s school loan scheme has significantly fast-tracked the school’s facilities master-plan.

“It will realise purpose built, agile learning spaces within six months rather than six years,” said Mr Wilksch.

The other schools approved in round one are:

  • St Dominic's Priory $4 million
  • Mount Barker Waldorf School $2.5 million
  • Pinnacle College $500,000
  • Navigator College $3 million
  • Temple Christian College (Mile End) $1.35 million
  • Blakes Crossing Christian School $2.35 million
  • St Michael's College $10 million
  • Pilgrim School $1.063 million
  • St George College $9.55 million.

Round two of the scheme opens on 10 March and applications close on 10 April 2017. Program guidelines and application forms are available at www.safa.sa.gov.au

Image Caption: SA schools prepare children for the jobs of tomorrow

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