My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Education, and it relates to the
Apollo Bay P-12 College. The Apollo Bay P-12 school has 275 students, obviously
ranging from those attending their very first days of school right through to
those completing their Victorian certificate of education. The school offers its
students a very high level of teacher access, particularly in the senior years
with its smaller class sizes and fantastic staff.
In the 2004-05 state budget this government invested heavily in
the school with the modernisation of its facilities, including art, information
technology, music and science rooms and materials, which provide an excellent learning environment for the
students. I opened those facilities late last year.
However, there are a number of existing buildings, including
the library, that require attention. I am aware that the school has identified
the need for a second stage of modernisation, for which I believe assistance
from the minister would be helpful. I ask that the minister attend the Apollo
Bay P-12 school or ask the Parliamentary Secretary for Education to attend the
school and meet with its principal to assess the needs of the school for the