Federal MP Steve Georganas commits $50,000 to Adelaide’s St George College 


Federal Member for Adelaide, Steve Georganas, has pledged $50,000 to Adelaide’s St George College for classroom upgrades, should Labor gets elected on Saturday.

The announcement was made earlier today, after Mr Georganas and Senator Don Farrell met with St George College Principal, Peter Karamoshos. 

“Many schools who are in my electorate got this funding for urgent needs. These are small projects that will assist community schools running,” Mr Georganas told The Greek Herald.

In April, at the NSW Federation of Community Language Schools annual conference, opposition education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek announced a Labor plan to give every community language school in the country a $30,000 funding boost.

Plibersek said the funding would benefit about 780 language schools already teaching 105,000 students across Australia, allowing them to expand their operations and upskill staff.

“This $15 million commitment will allow community language schools to expand their programs to preschoolers, improve teacher training, and upgrade classroom resources,” she said.

Mr Georganas said that with Labor’s plan, ethnic community schools in South Australia, including Greek afternoon schools, will receive on an average $10,000.

“Community languages, as each generation goes by, become more important,” Mr Georganas said.

Recently, the Federal MP for Adelaide also announced the creation of a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic in the heart of Adelaide.

“Patients will be able to see the doctor after hours without appointment, which will unblock the state’s emergency departments,” he said.

READ MORE: Minister Koutsantonis announces $2.1m investment to boost Greek language in SA




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Saharan dust phenomena engulfs skies across Greece

Athens and southern parts of Greece were again enveloped in Saharan dust on Tuesday, with hues of yellow and orange filling the skies with...

‘Axion Esti’ concert to be celebrated in three Australian cities

Composer Mikis Theodorakis' stirring musical oratorio "Axion Esti" to lyrics by Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseus Elytis set for Australia.

Greek Orthodox Community of SA youth enjoy Easter craft workshop

The Greek Orthodox Community of SA (GOCSA) youth took part in an Orthodox Easter Workshop on Sunday, April 21 at Olympic Hall.

Voting, Citizenship, Identity: Interview with Consul General of Greece in Adelaide, George Psiachas

In his exclusive interview with The Greek Herald, Consul General of Greece in Adelaide, George Psiachas unpacks core responsibilities.

Sydney’s Greek, Armenian and Assyrian communities March for Justice

The Armenian, Assyrian and Hellenic communities joined voices to demand Federal parliamentary recognition of their ancestors' genocides.

You May Also Like

Greece’s Prime Minister thanks world leaders for support in wake of train crash

Greece's Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has thanked world leaders for their support after a train crash killed at least 57 people.

Parents of 19-month-old Noah Souvatzis call for Victorian inquest into his death

The parents of 19-month-old Noah Souvatzis are requesting the Coroners Court of Victoria hold an inquest into their son's death.

Ancient ‘Acropolis of the sea’ opens to divers

Dimitris Kourkoumelis, an underwater archaeologist at Greece’s Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, says the pilot project could make more sites accessible.