Education state takes shape at Bentleigh Secondary College

Planning for works at Bentleigh Secondary College is on track with the appointment of Haskell Architects to design the $9.6 million upgrade of its existing facilities.

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, visited the school yesterday to make the announcement and celebrate the bright future ahead for students and teachers.

The design will include building a new Da Vinci Centre, upgrading the media/technology unit in Block E, demolishing Block D, and upgrading sporting facilities from a two court to a four court stadium.

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is taking our education system from good to great by designing and building the right infrastructure to support our kids to thrive – because good infrastructure makes for great places to learn.

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget invests almost $4 billion in Victoria’s education and skills system – the single biggest boost to education funding in Victoria’s history.

The Budget provided $325 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild 67 schools – 25 of them in our fast-growing outer suburbs and 21 in regional Victoria.

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.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos

“The Andrews Labor Government has committed to making Victoria the Education State. Central to this is ensuring families have access to high-quality schools, such as Bentleigh Secondary College.”

“I am proud to see Bentleigh Secondary College take this important next step in rebuilding the school facilities.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We’re investing almost $4 billion to make Victoria the Education State, so every community has a great local school and every child gets the chance to succeed.”

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