Richmond Primary School Keen For A New Flagpole

Richmond Primary School Keen For A New Flagpole

South Australia Minister for Education and Child Development Susan Close

South Australia Schools Urged To Apply For Flagpole Funding

Victor P Taffa

Public schools in South Australia are being urged to apply for a $2,000 State Government grant so they can purchase a new flagpole.

“Today’s announcement is fantastic news for public schools across the State.” Minister for Education and Child Development Susan Close said.

Education and Child Development Minister Susan Close made the announcement today at Richmond Primary School.

“At Richmond Primary School we take the singing of the national anthem and Australia’s cultural history very seriously.” Richmond Primary School Principal Tracey Davies said.

“Our choir sings anthem at every assembly and it creates such a strong sense of pride amongst the students.”

Flags are used in Australia to demonstrate our national identity and raising the flag each day is a great lesson for students who want to learn more about history and our nation’s culture.

“We currently have one old flagpole which we would love to replace and also apply for funding for a second one so we can celebrate important days with our community.” Principal Davies said.

Many schools across the State have written to the Department for Education and Child Development requesting funding for flagpoles.

Background

$2,000 installation grant is for schools that currently have only one or no flagpoles.

All flagpoles will be installed by the end of next year.