• The Hon. Paul Toole MP


St Stanislaus’ College will share in $50,000 for projects which promote military understanding or enhance veteran wellbeing, after success in the Anzac Community Grants Program.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole today announced the college would receive $2000 from the NSW Government for its “Stannies History Outdoor Classroom” project.

“Respecting the service and sacrifice of our Veterans is a vital part of our Australian way of life. Projects like this at Stannies help to acknowledge their efforts and importantly enrich our local community,” Mr Toole said.

“As a community we are very proud of their efforts and I am personally delighted our community and this project have been chosen for this funding.”

St Stanislaus College Dean of Learning Improvement and Innovation Melissa Lang said their Head of History and Languages, Stella King, applied for the grant to support the Outdoor History Classroom initiative.

“This will include a shipping container to house tools and equipment to enable our students to carry out simulated archaeological digs here on site,” she said.

“Further down the track we are also aiming to reconstruct a trench system as a visual representation of the nature of World War One.

“The College is incredibly grateful to our local member Paul Toole for his support. We are looking forward to our Ancient and Modern History students gaining access to these key skills.”

The annual Anzac Community Grants Program has injected almost $250,000 into 180 community based projects since its inception in 2015.

The current round of Anzac Community Grants will see over 40 projects delivered across categories including:

  • Local community historical research and education;

  • Preservation or display of war memorabilia;

  • Public commemorative events, arts and culture; and

  • Support to members of the NSW veteran community.