Education Minister Visits Kambrya College

05 October 2015

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Kambrya College in Casey to tour the school and meet students and staff.

Mr Merlino praised the school for its diverse and successful student body, and for being outward looking and preparing them for the modern world.

Kambrya College arranges annual exchange programmes with its sister schools in Japan, Germany, China and, starting this year, East Timor.

With staff and students from 38 countries, it is appropriate that Kambrya means ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Aboriginal people, the Wurundjeri.

Kambrya College has also lifted academic performance in recent years through the application of its Darrabi Year 9 Pathways Program. This Program is designed to re-engage students in the learning process to prepare them for entry back into the mainstream Year 10 course or, alternatively, provide a longer-term alternative learning pathway into Year 10 and beyond.

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – representing the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

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.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino

“Kambrya College is a great example of how Victorian children are being supported to reach their full potential, no matter what their background.”

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

Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley

“I commend Principal Michael Muscat and the teachers and support staff for their commitment to their students and families.”

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