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

Sep 29, 2015Media Releases

Children in the Grampians region will benefit from the State Government’s announcement of more than $10 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 Grampians area will share in $10,072,589, 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.

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

Grampians

School Name Additional Funding
Alfredton Primary School $47,695
Amphitheatre Primary School $6,471
Apsley Primary School $5,000
Ararat North Primary School $80,994
Ararat Primary School $15,192
Ararat Secondary College $218,393
Ararat West Primary School $71,044
Avoca Primary School $38,212
Bacchus Marsh College $187,598
Bacchus Marsh Primary School $5,000
Ballan Primary School $50,048
Ballarat High School $387,026
Ballarat North Primary School $100,271
Ballarat Primary School (Dana Street) $49,318
Ballarat Secondary College $625,637
Ballarat Specialist School $327,824
Balliang East Primary School $31,567
Bannockburn Primary School $40,758
Beaufort Primary School $81,700
Beaufort Secondary College $54,792
Beulah Primary School $5,000
Birchip P-12 School $68,155
Black Hill Primary School $57,234
Buangor Primary School $8,452
Bullarto Primary School $5,000
Bungaree Primary School $5,000
Buninyong Primary School $29,773
Caledonian Primary School $137,088
Canadian Lead Primary School $187,247
Cape Clear Primary School $5,000
Charlton College $45,705
Clunes Primary School $75,769
Coimadai Primary School $12,668
Concongella Primary School $5,000
Creswick North Primary School $19,833
Creswick Primary School $44,913
Darley Primary School $243,091
Daylesford Primary School $29,484
Daylesford Secondary College $5,000
Delacombe Primary School $440,688
Dimboola Memorial Secondary College $8,025
Dimboola Primary School $46,979
Donald High School $51,501
Donald Primary School $63,378
Drummond Primary School $5,000
Edenhope College $92,883
Elmhurst Primary School $5,000
Forest Street Primary School $337,958
Glen Park Primary School $5,000
Gordon Primary School $7,227
Goroke P-12 College $31,967
Great Western Primary School $5,000
Haddon Primary School $41,358
Halls Gap Primary School $8,464
Hepburn Primary School $32,247
Hopetoun P-12 College $42,366
Horsham College $489,348
Horsham Primary School $419,707
Horsham Special School $13,687
Horsham West and Haven Primary School $96,826
Inverleigh Primary School $7,516
Invermay Primary School $20,491
Jeparit Primary School $28,672
Kaniva College $46,385
Laharum Primary School $5,000
Lake Bolac College $29,836
Lal Lal Primary School $15,850
Landsborough Primary School $5,000
Lethbridge Primary School $28,787
Linton Primary School $14,483
Little Bendigo Primary School $61,152
Macarthur Street Primary School $48,298
Magpie Primary School $112,640
Marnoo Primary School $5,000
Maroona Primary School $5,000
Meredith Primary School $25,557
Miners Rest Primary School $33,699
Minyip Primary School $20,835
Moonambel Primary School $5,000
Mount Blowhard Primary School $8,094
Mount Clear College $334,484
Mount Clear Primary School $146,671
Mount Egerton Primary School $5,000
Mount Pleasant Primary School $125,239
Moyston Primary School $5,000
Murtoa College $17,223
Myrniong Primary School $13,008
Napoleons Primary School $70,060
Natimuk Primary School $5,000
Natte Yallock Primary School $5,000
Navarre Primary School $5,290
Newlyn Primary School $5,000
Nhill College $206,769
Nullawil Primary School $5,000
Pentland Primary School $129,091
Phoenix P-12 Community College $728,707
Pleasant Street Primary School ( Ballarat) $9,828
Pomonal Primary School $5,000
Rainbow P-12 College (interim name) $5,000
Rokewood Primary School $28,589
Rupanyup Primary School $5,000
Sebastopol Primary School $127,279
Shelford Primary School $5,000
Skene Street School Stawell $8,480
Sovereign Hill School $5,000
St Arnaud Primary School $64,998
St Arnaud Secondary College $194,565
Stawell Primary School $171,008
Stawell Secondary College $173,925
Stawell West Primary School $109,537
Teesdale Primary School $10,984
Tempy Primary School $5,000
Trawalla Primary School $15,610
Trentham District Primary School $5,492
Tyrrell College $16,597
Urquhart Park Primary School $250,600
Warracknabeal Primary School $180,107
Warracknabeal Secondary College $48,983
Warracknabeal Special Developmental School $5,000
Warrenheip Primary School $7,514
Waubra Primary School $10,813
Wendouree Primary School $219,785
Willaura Primary School $6,070
Woady Yaloak Primary School $106,745
Woomelang Group School $5,000
Wycheproof P-12 College $9,588
Yaapeet Primary School $5,000
Yandoit Primary School $5,000
Yuille Park P-8 Community College $253,094