Beeac Primary School students will enjoy a new outdoor area thanks to a $75,200 grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced funding for the new outdoor area that will include an outdoor breakout area with play equipment.
The Labor Government established the Inclusive Schools Fund to help government schools build new facilities to better support the social and educational needs of children with a disability.
Round two of the Fund will see 24 schools sharing in $3.6 million, which helps schools build new facilities to better support the social and educational needs of students with disabilities and special needs.
The Inclusive Schools Fund grants are on top of the $155.8 million announced in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 to improve the facilities available to students with special needs, including $58.5 million to upgrade 20 special schools across Victoria.
The Fund is one of nine initiatives in the Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools to ensure that students with disabilities get the same chances as other students.
More information about these projects is available at: www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“I want to congratulate Beeac Primary School for this thoughtful, innovative project”.
“Labor is making Victoria the Education State by ensuring that every community has access to great schools, supporting our teachers and principals to be their best, and ensuring that every student has the chance to succeed, in learning and in life.”
“This is why we are building the Education State – so that all Victorian students have the opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of their background, their abilities or where they live.”
Quotes attributable to Principal, Beaac Primary School, Andrew Rogers
“Our successful application was fantastic news. I am so delighted that we have received a grant from the Andrews Labor Government’s Inclusive Schools Fund. We are a little school, and we box well above our weight with some excellent academic results.”
“We also have our share of students who struggle to achieve their personal best. This funding will give us the opportunity we need to enable all of our children to experience success in a caring and vibrant learning community”.