Mooroolbark East Primary School
It was great to join with the Leader of the Opposition at Mooroolbark East Primary School recently. I am very impressed with the school, which is a large primary school with over 500 children. It is particularly welcoming of students with additional needs and runs a very successful and innovative program. However, the school has needs. In heavy downpours the school floods to the extent that students often get wet while trying to get from one point to another and have to take their shoes and socks off. It is not good enough. The sports and multipurpose hall is tiny and does not cater for the school community.
I am proud that Labor will deliver $1 million to the school to undertake drainage works, to extend the sports hall and to modernise the teaching spaces. The news is welcomed by the school community.
This government has halved investment in our schools across Victoria. Unlike those opposite, Labor will not ignore the needs of our schools. Well done to principal Debbie Nelsson, school council president Matt Henry and the school community.