Glencore provides more than $270,000 for school projects

Glencore provides more than $270,000 for school projects

The latest round of funding from Glencore’s School P&C Grants program has provided more than $270,000 for projects that address long-term needs for schools.

A total of 21 grants were made during the current round of funding with projects ranging from the purchase of technology to installation of additional seating and sun-safe equipment, and noticeboard signage.

Mt Pleasant Public School (MPPS), a school of 53 students, is investing in new technology such as laptops and robotic and engineering equipment.

With a grant of $13,165, they have budgeted to purchase coding activities that will provide hands on experience in creating, building, and testing design.

Mt Pleasant Public School P & C President, Jane Bower said their school has been overwhelmed by the grants and the support Glencore have provided.

“Our school community is grateful for the generosity of Glencore over many years,” she said.

“The financial support has enabled the school to purchase state-of-the-art electronic and robotic learning resources.

“Our dedicated teachers can use these additional resources to enhance the focused and quality education the students at MPPS already receive.

“As parents and families of MPPS, we cannot thank Glencore enough for their commitment to our amazing little school,” Jane concluded.

Of the 21 grants delivered, 13 were to schools in Queensland worth more than $162,000 with the remaining eight for schools based in New South Wales worth almost $110,000.

Across the Hunter Region, grants were provided to:

  • Muswellbrook High School was granted $12,250 for picnic tables which will provide much needed additional seating for meal breaks. The tables will provide an additional 140 seats.
  • Muswellbrook South Public School received $15,000 for two giant fans, one for above the stage area of the hall, while the other is for a covered outdoor learning space.
  • St Catherine’s Catholic College, Singleton needed weatherproof and SunSmart seating for their sports fields. Glencore funding of $14,820 will deliver seating that will also provide an additional lunch area.
  • Singleton High School received $13,965 to purchase 16 sets of iSTEM Virtual Reality Headsets.
  • Singleton Heights Public School will use their $14,000 grant to purchase safety rubber soft fall for their new play equipment.
  • Kirkton Public School will put the $14,000 they’ve secured towards a vegetable garden, kitchen benches, and teacher training.
  • King Street Public School plan to use more than $10,000 in funding for the time-honoured Cracker Night, which has been held within the Singleton community for over 20 years.


The full list of New South Wales P&C grants can be found below:

  • King Street Public School P&C Association $10,600
  • Singleton High School P&C Association $13,965
  • Muswellbrook South Public School Parents and Citizens Association $15,000
  • Sandy Hollow Public School P&C Association $14,000
  • Muswellbrook High School P&C Association $12,250
  • St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton P&F Association $14,820
  • Singleton Heights Public School Parents & Citizens Association $14,000
  • Kirkton Public School P&C Association $14,000

IMAGE | Mt Pleasant Public School Students enjoying the new technology purchased using the Glencore grant.

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Headquartered in Sydney, we are a major Australian employer, with 18,000 people working across industries that include coal, copper, zinc, nickel, oil and agricultural products.

We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology.

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