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Loddon Mallee schools to benefit from needs-based Gonski funding to public schools

Sep 29, 2015Media Releases

Children in Loddon Mallee will benefit from the State Government’s announcement of more than $17 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 Loddon Mallee area will share in $17,625,528, 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.

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

Loddon Mallee

School Name Additional Funding
Axedale Primary School $23,535
Baringhup Primary School $5,000
Bealiba Primary School $5,000
Bendigo Primary School $153,805
Bendigo Senior Secondary College $506,633
Bendigo South East 7-10 Secondary College $212,403
Bendigo Special Developmental School $40,229
Beverford District Primary School $8,406
Big Hill Primary School $79,470
Bolinda Primary School $5,000
Boort District P-12 School $29,370
Bridgewater Primary School $5,000
California Gully Primary School $150,393
Camp Hill Primary School $39,139
Campbells Creek Primary School $34,189
Cardross Primary School $41,230
Carisbrook Primary School $223,886
Castlemaine North Primary School $8,672
Castlemaine Primary School $20,523
Castlemaine Secondary College $98,191
Chaffey Secondary College $667,698
Chewton Primary School $5,000
Clarkefield Primary School $5,000
Cohuna Consolidated School $40,173
Cohuna Secondary College $45,833
Colbinabbin Primary School $6,070
Crusoe 7-10 Secondary College $491,793
Darraweit Guim Primary School $5,000
Dunolly Primary School $71,217
Eaglehawk North Primary School $217,967
Eaglehawk Primary School $115,271
Eaglehawk Secondary College $235,912
East Loddon P-12 College $131,326
Echuca College $436,244
Echuca East Primary School $304,530
Echuca Primary School $152,414
Echuca South Primary School $248,064
Echuca Specialist School $59,954
Echuca West Primary School $98,181
Elmore Primary School $31,758
Elphinstone Primary School $5,000
Eppalock Primary School $5,000
Epsom Primary School $62,767
Girgarre Primary School $38,043
Gisborne Primary School $23,992
Gisborne Secondary College $5,000
Golden Square Primary School $267,325
Goornong Primary School $14,160
Guildford Primary School $5,000
Gunbower Primary School $11,929
Harcourt Valley Primary School $5,000
Heathcote Primary School $119,443
Hesket Primary School $5,000
Huntly Primary School $69,338
Inglewood Primary School $5,000
Irymple Primary School $157,056
Irymple Secondary College $159,675
Irymple South Primary School $30,063
Kalianna Special School $220,619
Kangaroo Flat Primary School $493,691
Kennington Primary School $150,442
Kerang Primary School $53,002
Kerang South Primary School $164,773
Kerang Technical High School $218,313
Koondrook Primary School $30,940
Koorlong Primary School $17,108
Kyabram P-12 College $609,478
Kyneton Primary School $69,986
Kyneton Secondary College $120,724
Lake Boga Primary School $21,909
Lake Charm Primary School $9,893
Lancaster Primary School $41,771
Lancefield Primary School $18,211
Langley Primary School $5,000
Leitchville Primary School $7,757
Lightning Reef Primary School $282,741
Lockington Consolidated School $22,523
Lockwood Primary School $11,852
Lockwood South Primary School $5,289
Macedon Primary School $6,359
Maiden Gully Primary School $34,398
Maldon Primary School $8,383
Malmsbury Primary School $5,000
Manangatang P-12 College $23,552
Marong Primary School $54,037
Maryborough Education Centre $1,013,145
Merbein P-10 College $297,472
Mildura Primary School $414,162
Mildura Senior College $404,214
Mildura South Primary School $260,689
Mildura Specialist School $295,609
Mildura West Primary School $576,643
Mount Macedon Primary School $5,000
Murrabit Group School $5,892
Murrayville Community College $9,898
Nangiloc Colignan and District Primary School $20,322
Nanneella Estate Primary School $26,353
New Gisborne Primary School $10,984
Newham Primary School $5,000
Newstead Primary School $6,070
Nichols Point Primary School $108,611
Nyah District Primary School $9,824
Ouyen P-12 College $164,376
Piangil Primary School $5,000
Pyramid Hill College $38,918
Quambatook Group School $5,000
Quarry Hill Primary School $31,797
Ranfurly Primary School $603,814
Raywood Primary School $14,162
Red Cliffs East Primary School $49,370
Red Cliffs Primary School $342,001
Red Cliffs Secondary College $298,139
Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School $5,000
Riddells Creek Primary School $10,291
Robinvale P-12 College $528,861
Rochester Primary School $119,920
Rochester Secondary College $142,878
Romsey Primary School $34,109
Rushworth P-12 College $116,350
Specimen Hill Primary School $147,167
Spring Gully Primary School $41,625
Stanhope Primary School $10,536
Strathfieldsaye Primary School $43,070
Sunnycliffs Primary School $9,028
Swan Hill College $529,764
Swan Hill North Primary School $193,003
Swan Hill Primary School $413,662
Swan Hill Specialist School $169,701
Talbot Primary School $53,768
Taradale Primary School $5,000
Tarnagulla Primary School $16,099
The Lake Primary School $49,692
Timor Primary School $62,611
Tongala Primary School $56,399
Tylden Primary School $6,359
Ultima Primary School $5,000
Underbool Primary School $10,005
Wedderburn College $121,762
Weeroona College Bendigo $360,576
Welton Primary School $5,000
Werrimull P-12 School $11,302
White Hills Primary School $527,371
Winters Flat Primary School $16,766
Woodend Primary School $19,367
Woorinen District Primary School $5,000