Students at Alesco Senior College recently celebrated more than just the end of term one after taking out the March round of the #GreaterMidNorthCoast community funding program.
The Alesco Senior College Tuncurry Campus is a small independent school offering individualised education programs to vulnerable and disadvantaged students from Years 9 to 12.
The $2,000 they receive as winners of the latest funding round will go directly towards initiatives to benefit the school’s 45 students.
Kate Townsend, Head Teacher at Alesco Senior College Tuncurry Campus, is thrilled to receive the funding and said the list of possible uses is full of exciting prospects for the students.
“We have a very close-knit campus that includes four dedicated teachers and two support staff who work hard to ensure our students receive a tailored learning experience that matches their individual needs,” said Kate.
“As a not-for-profit educational institution, community support such as this makes a big difference. We will use the funds to help cover the cost of flexible seating in the classrooms to support our diverse learners. We will also use a portion of the funding to subsidise student excursions throughout the year.”
While Alesco Senior College took out the public vote and major funding share for the month, Dragons Abreast Coffs Coast and Grafton District Meals on Wheels, each received $500 as runners-up.
Greater Bank’s Mid North Coast Regional Sales Manager, Karl McLean, is delighted to support a small but passionate local institution striving to make a difference in the lives of young people and families in need.
“Education is life, and it is wonderful to provide this type of support to a grassroots organisation that is working hard to ensure equal access to education for all,” Mr McLean said.
“The #GreaterMidNortCoast has already made a huge difference to community groups across the region since launching the program in November last year and we look forward to providing this continued support.”
Karl McLean, Greater Bank Regional Manager.
The April round of the #GreaterMidNorthCoast program is now open with Birpai Dolphins Boys and Girls Rugby League, St John Ambulance and Taree Craft Centre vying for a share in the $3000 funding.