Building Better Schools For Shepparton Kids
Kids across Shepparton will get the world-class schools they deserve, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with the job of fixing, upgrading and modernising Victoria’s schools.
The Labor Government has today announced that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $180.8 million to build and upgrade 60 regional schools. Across the Shepparton area, $21 million will go towards building and upgrading schools including:
- $20.5 million towards the Shepparton Education Plan to fund Stage 1 of the new secondary school and an Integrated Children Centre at Mooroopna.
- $500,000 for Ardmona Primary School to upgrade and modernise facilities
Minister for Education James Merlino also today announced the current Shepparton High School site as the location of the new better-resourced single secondary school.
It will provide for a larger student body who will have access to the full breadth of the senior secondary curriculum, including both VCE and VCAL curriculum.
Architects Gray Puksand have been appointed to design the new secondary school and Integrate Learning Centre and detailed design work will now commence.
The Victorian School Building Authority will continue working with schools to deliver these upgrades.
This boost to regional school funding will upgrade classrooms and school facilities across Victoria, helping teachers and giving more students the support they need to get the 21st century education they deserve.
The Labor Government is building the Education State so every Victorian student can get a great education and every community has access to a great local school.
Since 2014, the Labor Government has invested $775 million in regional school infrastructure. This contrasts with the Liberals and Nationals who let our regional schools crumble and decay, while slashing $1 billion from the education budget and axing the Educational Maintenance Allowance and School Start Bonus.
Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“No matter where you live in Victoria, students deserve to have a great school – we’re getting on with rebuilding schools across our state to give hard working families the facilities they deserve.”
Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“We’re upgrading and rebuilding schools right across Shepparton to make sure they have the best classrooms and the best facilities for our hard working students and teachers. This is about putting local families first.”