LITTLE TYKES at Carinya Christian School have officially opened the Kalyptos upgraded infants building.
Kindergarten students presented Member for New England Barnaby Joyce with a handmade thank you card and the building’s new plaque.
The refurbishments to the building will service junior students in their primary education for years to come Principal David Jones said.
“Without the federal government supporting Christian schools like Carinya we wouldn’t be able to do projects like this,” he said.
“So it’s a very important process to go through and the unveiling of what we’re doing today so we’re very thankful for that and we’re thankful to the federal government and the board for supporting us in going ahead with this.”
The upgrades came at a $350,000 price tag, so far the federal government has invested nearly $1 million into Carinya Christian School.
Parents and teachers enjoyed a walk through the buildings alongside Tamworth Regional Council deputy mayor Phil Betts and councillor Juanita Wilson.
The federal government has come under criticism after it announced ten times the funding actually needed for Catholic and non-government schools earlier this year.
The funding boost totals $4.6 billion between 2020 and 2029.
The investment is proof of the federal government’s commitment to giving regional parents educational choices Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said.
“It’s so important in life that you have choice, it’s so important that parents should have the capacity to make a choice for the most precious thing they have and that is their children,” he said.
”If we take away the choice for where children are educated then you’re going to get one stream of philosophy that resides in your community – and it’s a philosophy that was basically endowed on those children by the ethos of whoever was teaching them.
“It’s important Carinya is a strong school, it’s important that they all thrive and they all survive and it’s important that it’s growing toward 100,000 people and will continue to grow.”
The Kalyptos upgraded infants building was officially opened by Mr Joyce on Thursday.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.