As part of our commitment to making Victoria the Education State, the Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Glen Waverley Primary School and giving its students the best start in life.
Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to officially announce the $2 million upgrade.
The $2 million funding, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget, will build a new school hall.
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.
Quotes attributable to 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.”
“This investment will give the students and teachers a state-of-the-art school hall.”
Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane
“We’re rebuilding Glen Waverley Primary School and giving its students the safe, modern and comfortable facilities that they need to learn.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020