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26 Jun 2019

Funding Announced for Kew High School

Kew students will soon have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor MP and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP today visited Kew High School to announce funding from the recent State Budget.

Kew High School will receive $1 million to plan for the future upgrades, which will include a two-storey STEM building.

Upgrading a school is a significant investment and involves a number of stages to ensure that public money is invested in the right place at the right time. These stages include demographic assessment, school design and finally construction. This process often takes longer than a year to complete.

A major step in this process is consulting and informing the local community. This is to ensure their aspirations help shape the school design.

Other steps in the process can include setting up advisory committees and working groups which seek advice from; teachers, principals, education experts, local community members and key stakeholders. Their recommendations help build the school’s capacity beyond their infrastructure stage to support students and teachers to reach the highest levels of achievement in all subject areas.

The Labor Government has invested $5.6 billion to deliver more than 1,400 school upgrades, supporting over 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

A total of 100 new schools will open by 2026 under the Labor Government’s school building boom, ensuring every child has a great local school and a great start in life.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and a quality education.

“We’re ensuring local students have the best facilities, our classrooms have the best teachers and every child is given every chance to succeed.”

—Member for Southern Metropolitan, Nina Taylor MP

“This is a great win for the community. Work can now start to plan what will be great new facilities at Kew High School.”

—Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP

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