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Gippsland schools to benefit from needs-based Gonski funding to public schools

Sep 29, 2015Media Releases

Children in Gippsland 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 Gippsland area will share in $13,198,097, 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 Commonwealth 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 their education system.”

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.

“Gippsland 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 Gippsland’s public schools and their respective funding allocation. These can also be found here: http://puteducation1st.com.au/how-much-funding/

Gippsland

School Name Additional Funding
Airly Primary School $5,000
Alberton Primary School $18,370
Araluen Primary School $162,892
Bairnsdale Primary School $237,720
Bairnsdale Secondary College $243,544
Bairnsdale West Primary School $216,421
Baringa Special School $90,704
Bass Coast Specialist School $46,285
Bass Valley Primary School $164,133
Boisdale Consolidated School $41,318
Bona Vista Primary School $5,000
Boolarra Primary School $9,287
Briagolong Primary School $15,910
Bruthen Primary School $45,786
Buchan Primary School $5,841
Buln Buln Primary School $7,805
Bundalaguah Primary School $5,000
Cann River P-12 College $35,637
Churchill North Primary School $248,751
Churchill Primary School $211,363
Clifton Creek Primary School $9,367
Cobains Primary School $5,203
Commercial Road Primary School – Morwell $124,630
Cowes Primary School $175,020
Cowwarr Primary School $8,772
Darnum Primary School $28,786
Devon North Primary School $5,000
Drouin Primary School $194,467
Drouin Secondary College $276,048
Drouin South Primary School $71,899
Drouin West Primary School $57,898
Eagle Point Primary School $19,825
East Gippsland Specialist School $50,504
Ellinbank Primary School $9,083
Fish Creek and District Primary School $5,000
Foster Primary School $25,727
Glengarry Primary School $19,887
Goongerah Tubbut P–9 College $5,000
Gormandale And District Primary School $6,674
Grey Street Primary School (Traralgon) $187,859
Guthridge Primary School $255,975
Hazelwood North Primary School $10,406
Heyfield Primary School $111,454
Inverloch Primary School $37,578
Jindivick Primary School $5,000
Kongwak Primary School $5,000
Korumburra Primary School $183,415
Korumburra Secondary College $141,304
Kurnai College $884,225
Labertouche Primary School $11,093
Lakes Entrance Primary School $165,859
Lakes Entrance Secondary College $183,060
Lardner and District Primary School $19,474
Latrobe Special Developmental School $40,939
Leongatha Primary School $123,873
Leongatha Secondary College $243,741
Lindenow Primary School $57,806
Lindenow South Primary School $29,002
Loch Primary School $5,781
Loch Sport Primary School $27,407
Longford Primary School $11,230
Longwarry Primary School $49,256
Lowanna College $374,158
Lucknow Primary School $170,619
Maffra Primary School $113,106
Maffra Secondary College $284,547
Mallacoota P-12 College $10,903
Marlo Primary School $5,000
Metung Primary School $9,487
Mirboo North Primary School $31,797
Mirboo North Secondary College $88,379
Moe (Albert Street) Primary School $178,194
Moe (South Street) Primary School $351,967
Moe Primary School $140,461
Morwell Park Primary School $467,230
Morwell Primary School $164,171
Nambrok Denison Primary School $81,251
Narracan Primary School $16,747
Neerim District Rural Primary School $5,000
Neerim District Secondary College $5,000
Neerim South Primary School $34,299
Newborough East Primary School $214,206
Newborough Primary School $106,519
Newhaven Primary School $54,656
Newmerella Primary School $54,462
Nicholson Primary School $9,685
Nilma Primary School $27,899
Noojee Primary School $5,000
Noorinbee Primary School $5,000
Nowa Nowa Primary School $39,078
Nungurner Primary School $5,000
Nyora Primary School $13,372
Omeo Primary School $16,497
Orbost North Primary School $10,019
Orbost Primary School $92,965
Orbost Secondary College $169,327
Paynesville Primary School $17,922
Poowong Consolidated School $14,432
Powlett River Primary School $7,950
Rawson Primary School $39,115
Ripplebrook Primary School $5,000
Rosedale Primary School $69,840
Sale College $5,000
Sale Primary School $41,336
Sale Specialist School $16,188
San Remo Primary School $21,305
Seaspray Primary School $5,000
South Gippsland Secondary College $67,079
South Gippsland Specialist School $8,036
Stratford Primary School $47,171
Swan Reach Primary School $13,989
Swifts Creek P-12 School $11,268
Tambo Upper Primary School $14,927
Tanjil South Primary School $5,000
Tarwin Lower Primary School $5,000
Tarwin Valley Primary School $68,705
Thorpdale Primary School $31,329
Tobruk Street Primary School – Morwell $110,178
Toongabbie Primary School $23,060
Toora Primary School $8,690
Toorloo Arm Primary School $70,834
Trafalgar High School $158,273
Trafalgar Primary School $87,651
Traralgon (Kosciuszko Street) Primary School $223,478
Traralgon (Liddiard Road) Primary School $439,388
Traralgon (Stockdale Road) Primary School $139,016
Traralgon College $512,907
Traralgon South Primary School $5,492
Tyers Primary School $62,856
Warragul & District Specialist School $88,243
Warragul North Primary School $164,714
Warragul Primary School $201,607
Warragul Regional College $129,853
Welshpool and District Primary School $10,916
Willow Grove Primary School $9,230
Wonthaggi North Primary School $335,836
Wonthaggi Primary School $130,865
Wonthaggi Secondary College $148,096
Woodside Primary School $17,576
Wurruk Primary School $95,146
Yallourn North Primary School $144,240
Yarragon Primary School $23,064
Yarram Primary School $164,678
Yarram Secondary College $96,487
Yinnar Primary School $10,695
Yinnar South Primary School $7,141