EDUCATION STATE: SUPPORTING PARENTS AND KIDS IN MACEDON

Schools in Macedon will share in more than $550,000 of extra funding in 2016 as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to make Victoria the Education State.

It’s all part of our plan to help kids learn, give parents confidence and provide the resources that teachers need. Under the plan, every single student in every single government school will be better off.

The 2015/16 Victorian Budget was the single biggest injection of education funding in Victorian history, providing almost $4 billion in additional funding to education. We are building and upgrading schools and helping families with the costs of uniforms, glasses, camps, excursions and more.

Across Central Victoria, the 2015/16 Budget provided funds to upgrade or rebuild Kyneton Primary and Secondary, Daylesford Secondary, Castlemaine Secondary, New Gisborne Primary, Bacchus Marsh College, Romsey Kinder and Swinburne Avenue Kinder in Gisborne

Our Budget built the foundations of the Education State, but the next step is all about helping our kids learn, giving parents confidence, and giving teachers the resources and skills they need to do what they do best.

The extra support being provided to teachers and principals will be accompanied by a new emphasis on collaboration and accountability, including a set of statewide targets that will help focus on students.

We want to see more students reaching the highest levels of reading, maths and science. At the same time, we want our schools to give students the skills they need for work and life: confidence, resilience, and the capacity for critical and creative thinking. We also want more kids to take part in physical activity at school.

This is also about breaking the link between a child’s social and economic background and how well they do at school. Our aim is to significantly reduce the number of kids who drop out of school and training every year.

The additional funding to schools is on top of funds already provided for enrolment growth, indexation and the everyday costs of running a school.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“I’m pleased that schools across Macedon are receiving additional funds to follow the students who need it most.”

“This funding will help schools invest in vital programs such as literacy and numeracy to lift student achievement.”

“I’m confident schools across Macedon will welcome this additional funding and put it to good use.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino

“Over the last few months, thousands of Victorians told us that our schools are ‘good’. They aren’t broken, but we can absolutely make them better.”

Additional funding for schools in Macedon:

Kyneton Secondary College $120,724
Toolern Vale and District Primary School $89,087
Kyneton Primary School $69,986
Romsey Primary School $34,109
Hepburn Primary School $32,247
Daylesford Primary School $29,484
Gisborne Primary School $23,992
Woodend Primary School $19,367
Lancefield Primary School $18,211
Coimadai Primary School $12,668
New Gisborne Primary School $10,984
Riddells Creek Primary School $10,291
Macedon Primary School $6,359
Tylden Primary School $6,359
Trentham District Primary School $5,492
Gisborne Secondary College $5,000
Daylesford Secondary College $5,000
Yandoit Primary School $5,000
Darraweit Guim Primary School $5,000
Hesket Primary School $5,000
Bullarto Primary School $5,000
Elphinstone Primary School $5,000
Bolinda Primary School $5,000
Drummond Primary School $5,000
Langley Primary School $5,000
Mount Macedon Primary School $5,000
Clarkefield Primary School $5,000
Malmsbury Primary School $5,000
Newham Primary School $5,000
Taradale Primary School $5,000
Total $564,360