The Treasurer Tim Pallas was at Seymour College today, to meet students and staff and celebrate the College’s massive Education State funding boost.
On Monday this week, the Andrews Labor Government announced that every single child in every single government school would be better off thanks to the $747 million Education State package that will deliver more support for kids who need it most.
Seymour College was a big winner, receiving an additional $792,000 in additional equity funding in 2016 to support students experiencing social disadvantage and students below minimum national educational standards. This reflects a huge increase on the $475,000 the college received in equity funding this year.
The Education State is all about helping kids learn and achieve, giving parents confidence and giving teachers the resources and skills they need to do what they do best.
The Labor Government is ensuring kids most in need get extra help by giving schools guidance and support to use evidence-based teaching, tailored to respond to the specific challenges facing their students.
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.
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.
Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas
“Next year Seymour College will receive an extra $792,000 in equity funding – that’s more than doubling the total equity funding Seymour College received this year.”
“This is really great news for Seymour College, and I have no doubt it will be put to good use helping students who need extra support.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“I’ve visited Seymour College a number of times, and it is a great example of how Victorian children are being supported to reach their full potential.”
“I commend Acting Principal Gail Hardman and the teachers and support staff for their commitment to their students and families.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021