21 June 2024

Member for Brand Madeleine King has officially opened new facilities at schools across Rockingham and Kwinana to support local children, teachers and families.

Three schools have received a total of $7.8 million since 2020 through the Commonwealth Government’s Capital Grants Program, which provides funding to non-government primary and secondary school communities to improve infrastructure.


Under the program, the Commonwealth has provided:


  • $6.2 million to Mother Teresa Catholic College in Baldivis for four projects including general learning areas, a visual and performing arts building, breakout spaces, design and technology workshops, food studios, a science laboratory, a gymnasium building and an outdoor sports area as well as additional parking spaces.


  • $1.5 million to The King’s College in Wellard to construct The Thomas Centre, incorporating general learning areas, storage areas, staff and student amenities, six specialist support rooms, a library and primary administration area.


  • $110,000 to Rockingham Montessori School in Rockingham for new multipurpose educational and conference rooms.



Minister King said the said the new facilities would benefit students currently at the schools as well as the many students who will follow in future years.


“The Albanese Government is committed to ensuring all schools are properly funded so our children can get the best possible education,” Minister King said.


“Teachers, staff and students deserve the best educational opportunities, no matter where they are.”


Minister King said the new facilities at all three schools were going to make a real difference for teachers and students, as well as the wider community.


“These new facilities will help teachers nurture and inspire students and will help generations of school children still to come.


“This is an investment in our young people now and in the future.”


Minister King said it had been a privilege to see local schools like Mother Teresa Catholic College change so much in recent years.


“I’m proud that the Commonwealth has been able to support these great schools across Brand,” Minister King said.


“It is important the Federal Government continues to support faith-based schools so parents have choices for the education of their children.”


Minister King said the Albanese Government believed in providing the best possible resources so that local students can realise their potential and develop the skills they need to go on to further study or to find a job.


More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found at: