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Building The Education State In Oakleigh

The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Amsleigh Park Primary School and giving its students the best start in life. IMG_9388

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school, in Oakleigh East, to officially announce the $5.7 million modernisation.

The $5.7 million funding, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, will upgrade teaching and learning spaces.

The Budget invests close to $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – representing the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

The Budget provides $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools. It will fund the first stage of an extensive asbestos removal program so that families can be assured their children are being educated in safe schools.

It also includes $180 million for programs that will help families cover the extra costs of education, like camps, excursions and uniforms, so no child misses out.

For Victoria to become the Education State, it is vital that all Victorians join in the Education State consultation and share their ideas and aspirations for our education system.

Head to www.educationstate.education.vic.gov.au to join in the conversation.

Quotes from the Minister for Education James Merlino

“We’re investing more than $4 billion to make Victoria the Education State, so every community has a great local school and every child gets the chance to succeed.”

“We’re rebuilding Amsleigh Park Primary School and giving its students the safe, modern and comfortable classrooms that they need to learn.”

Quotes from the Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos

“This investment will give students at Amsleigh Park Primary School the learning spaces they deserve, and teachers the facilities to continue providing a world-class education.”