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Barwon South West schools to benefit from needs-based Gonski funding to public schools

Sep 29, 2015Media Releases

Barwon South West schools to benefit from needs-based Gonski funding to public schools

Children in Barwon South West will benefit from the State Government’s announcement of more than $13 million in additional funds for local public schools to deliver needs-based programs for students, the Australian Education Union said today.

With the recent release of the 2016 indicative school budgets, AEU Victorian Branch Deputy President Justin Mullaly said principals can now start planning to address some of their school’s key equity issues with the new investment.

“The State Government’s funding announcement is a positive step towards addressing the serious education funding gap holding back Victoria’s regional students.

“Schools in the Barwon South West area will share in $13,699,464, and will welcome the reinvestment in public education after cuts and neglect by the former Napthine Government.

“Chronic underinvestment for more than a decade has left every Victorian public school student receiving $1,836 less than the national average each year, resulting in our students being the lowest funded in Australia.

Mr Mullaly said regional students have been badly let down by previous governments.

“In 2006 completion rates for students at rural government schools were approximately 7 percent lower than their peers in metropolitan areas, but this gap has doubled in the last decade. We clearly need to address this issue if Victoria is to be the Education State.

“There are far too many students from regional areas and low socio-economic backgrounds who are falling behind other students, so it is encouraging to see funding dedicated to equity measures in our schools,” said Mr Mullaly.

“But the State Government must continue to deliver on needs-based Gonski funding through to 2019.

Mr Mullaly said the change in leadership at the Federal Government level has created an opportunity for the Commonwealth Government to step up and play their part.

“The new Prime Minister and Minister for Education must take a different approach to the issue of education funding and deliver their share of Victoria’s needs-based Gonski funding deal.

“The Turnbull Liberal Government must not continue to break their promise to support the Gonski needs-based education funding agreement and commit to funding its final two years: 2018 and 2019.

Unless Prime Minister Turnbull delivers on the school funding promise then Victorian students will miss out on $1 billion of additional funding over that time. We hope Mr Turnbull understands the importance Victorians place on public education.”

This month the AEU launched “Education for Everyone’s Needs”, its blueprint for public education in Victoria, which argued for needs-based funding to underpin investment in our schools.

“Barwon South West principals now have additional resources to begin to deliver more individual support to students as well as additional programs to better meet the needs of every child.”

Enc: A list of all Barwon South West’s public schools and their respective funding allocation. These can also be found here: http://puteducation1st.com.au/how-much-funding/

Barwon South West

School Name Additional Funding
Allansford and District Primary School $15,609
Alvie Consolidated School $47,148
Anakie Primary School $14,105
Anglesea Primary School $5,492
Apollo Bay P-12 College $27,780
Ashby Primary School $23,125
Baimbridge College $185,260
Balmoral K-12 Community College $23,767
Barwon Heads Primary School $8,094
Barwon Valley School $56,367
Beeac Primary School $6,556
Bell Park North Primary School $157,872
Bellaire Primary School $35,555
Bellarine Secondary College $335,413
Bellbrae Primary School $9,250
Belmont High School $5,000
Belmont Primary School $15,031
Birregurra Primary School $6,648
Bolwarra Primary School $5,492
Branxholme-Wallacedale Community School $18,648
Brauer Secondary College $374,271
Bundarra Primary School $318,485
Camperdown College $105,065
Carlisle River Primary School $5,000
Casterton Primary School $89,608
Casterton Secondary College $85,600
Cavendish Primary School $5,000
Ceres Primary School $5,000
Chilwell Primary School $9,539
Clifton Springs Primary School $85,210
Cobden Primary School $57,595
Cobden Technical School $137,106
Colac Primary School $226,381
Colac Secondary College $308,489
Colac South West Primary School $324,459
Colac Specialist School $19,202
Colac West Primary School $151,243
Coleraine Primary School $40,589
Cudgee Primary School $5,000
Dartmoor Primary School $5,000
Deans Marsh Primary School $5,000
Derrinallum P-12 College $27,927
Drysdale Primary School $52,898
Dunkeld Consolidated School $5,000
Elliminyt Primary School $131,652
Forrest Primary School $5,000
Fyans Park Primary School $6,648
Geelong East Primary School $398,999
Geelong High School $225,369
Geelong South Primary School $14,453
George Street Primary School – Hamilton $73,490
Grasmere Primary School $8,383
Grovedale College $294,758
Grovedale Primary School $67,162
Grovedale West Primary School $108,667
Hamilton (Gray Street) Primary School $66,531
Hamilton North Primary School $51,231
Hamilton Special Developmental School $34,147
Hamlyn Banks Primary School $178,560
Hampden Specialist School $15,989
Hawkesdale P12 College $71,142
Herne Hill Primary School $154,129
Heywood Consolidated School $94,536
Heywood District Secondary College $46,724
Highton Primary School $10,695
Koroit And District Primary School $48,212
Lara Lake Primary School $70,314
Lara Primary School $47,154
Lara Secondary College $482,061
Lavers Hill P-12 College $5,000
Leopold Primary School $134,745
Lismore Primary School $5,000
Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College $19,720
Macarthur Primary School $8,909
Mandama Primary School $67,575
Manifold Heights Primary School $34,398
Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College $214,667
Merino Consolidated School $5,000
Merrivale Primary School $102,551
Montpellier Primary School $16,188
Moolap Primary School $125,909
Moriac Primary School $7,805
Mortlake P-12 College $47,124
Mount Duneed Regional Primary School $10,695
Narrawong District Primary School $25,386
Nelson Park School $230,036
Newcomb Park Primary School $46,344
Newcomb Secondary College $387,891
Newtown Primary School $17,344
Noorat Primary School $5,000
North Geelong Secondary College $301,986
Northern Bay P-12 College $2,132,631
Nullawarre and District Primary School $5,000
Oberon High School $158,676
Oberon Primary School $47,390
Oberon South Primary School $16,458
Ocean Grove Primary School $28,328
Panmure Primary School $7,682
Penshurst Primary School $5,000
Point Lonsdale Primary School $5,203
Port Fairy Consolidated School $20,813
Portarlington Primary School $79,393
Portland Bay School $102,340
Portland North Primary School $56,534
Portland Primary School $74,856
Portland Secondary College $104,121
Portland South Primary School $66,654
Queenscliff Primary School $5,000
Rollins Primary School $174,027
Roslyn Primary School $21,969
Simpson Primary School $10,609
Skipton Primary School $10,695
St Leonards Primary School $71,914
Surf Coast Secondary College $49,891
Surfside Primary School $23,703
Tate Street Primary School Geelong $122,560
Terang College $92,113
Timboon P-12 School $107,006
Torquay P-6 College $28,328
Wallington Primary School $6,359
Warrnambool College $323,451
Warrnambool East Primary School $369,583
Warrnambool Primary School $301,818
Warrnambool Special Developmental School $105,355
Warrnambool West Primary School $205,750
Western Heights Secondary College $583,969
Whittington Primary School $130,701
Winchelsea Primary School $49,197
Woodford Primary School $5,000
Woolsthorpe Primary School $13,229