Funding boost for Ormond Primary School’s play space

Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today announced a $30,000 Government contribution towards Ormond Primary School’s play space makeover.

The grant will help transform an underutilised concrete area into a safe and modern play space for Prep and Grade One children.

The Andrews Labor Government grant will fund excavation works and installation of rubber surfacing. Locally-raised funds will pay for brand new playground equipment.

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

The Budget provides $730 million to renovate, refurbish or rebuild schools across Victoria, including fantastic upgrades to McKinnon and Bentleigh Secondary Colleges.

It will fund the first stage of an extensive asbestos removal program so that families can be assured their children are being educated in safe schools.

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.

For Victoria to become the Education State, it is vital that all Victorians join in the Education State consultation and share their ideas and aspirations for Victoria’s education system. Head to www.educationstate.education.vic.gov.au to join in the conversation.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos

“Ormond Primary School is a great example of how Victorian children are being supported to reach their full potential, no matter what their background.”

“This new play space will help develop the gross motor skills of the school’s young Prep and Grade One children, and will no doubt put a huge smile on their faces.”

“I commend Principal Glenn Butler, Assistant Principal Lorrie Dell, and all the teachers and support staff for their commitment to their students and families.”

“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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