Raymond Terrace Campus of Alesco College to receive important upgrade

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC onsite at Alesco Senior College Raymond Terrace with Executive Director WEA Hunter Rowan Cox, Teacher Raymond Terrace Campus Ben Cowan and Principal Raymond Terrace Campus Theresa Pantalone
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC onsite at Alesco Senior College Raymond Terrace with Executive Director WEA Hunter Rowan Cox, Teacher Raymond Terrace Campus Ben Cowan and Principal Raymond Terrace Campus Theresa Pantalone

 

ALESCO Senior College, Raymond Terrace Campus is getting a much welcomed upgrade with the recent announcement that they will receive $49,200 from the NSW Government to renovate a new campus building at 72 Port Stephens Street,

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Raymond Terrace for students from a variety of backgrounds and personal circumstances attending courses through WEA Hunter.

The funding, which has been provided through Round Three of the Government’s Social Housing Community

Improvement Fund (SHCIF) provides one-off grants of up to $50,000 to councils, not-for-profit organisations and private sector organisations to undertake physical improvements in social housing communities or other areas visited by social housing tenants.

“Funding from the SHCIF not only improves community facilities, but brings tenants, neighbours and the wider community together,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said.

“I am pleased that Alesco Senior College in Raymond Terrace will be assisted through this great government initiative.”

Principal Theresa Pantalone was delighted to receive the grant to support the growth of a new campus in 2018.

“Alesco Senior College has been supporting vulnerable young people complete Year 9 and 10 in the area for the past three years,” Ms Pantalone said.

“Now with the development of a larger premises will be able to offer student opportunities to complete their HSC and also provide vocational opportunities for the wider community.”

For those who have not heard of the Alesco learning system, it is an educational campus open to students from years nine through twelve that is targeted to students who would perhaps otherwise not have finished their schooling through the regular school system.

Alesco Senior College provides young people who are unlikely to find success in a traditional school environment
with a safe and supportive environment in an adult learning framework.

Alesco Senior College campuses are currently located at Newcastle, Tuncurry, Cessnock and Raymond Terrace and
are registered and accredited schools that provide an alternative learning environment for young people wanting to
complete years 9 to 12.

Further information on the Raymond Terrace Campus, or any of the Alesco Senior College Campuses, can be found by visiting www.weahunter.edu.au/alesco-senior-college or calling 4925 4200.

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