Back To School For More Than A Million Students

first_imgBack To School For More Than A Million Students VIC PremierMore than one million students – including 84,000 preps – will return to classrooms this week across Victoria as 14 new schools open their doors as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom.Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today officially opened the new Docklands Primary School and welcomed its first students.The three-storey vertical school will cater for 525 students and includes a library, music and arts rooms, a competition-grade indoor court for basketball and netball, and outdoor learning terraces.Docklands Primary School has more than 200 students starting this year, including more than 110 prep students, and is one of 14 new schools opening in 2021.A co-located kindergarten has also been built on-site which will open in Term 1, 2021 with space for 66 kids. It will deliver both sessional and integrated kindergarten programs for three and four year-olds.Every new Victorian primary school opening from 2021 will have a kindergarten on-site or next door, reducing the burden on parents and ending the dreaded double drop off. This includes all 10 primary schools opening this year.Docklands Primary School is one of 14 new schools opening in 2021.In the past five years, the Labor Government has invested more than $9 billion in more than 1,600 school upgrades – creating more than 10,000 construction jobs.The Government is now ahead of schedule on its commitment to open 100 new schools by 2026, with 48 new schools opening between 2019 and 2022.For more information on the Labor Government’s school building boom, visit schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.As stated by Premier Daniel Andrews“The first day of school is a big day every year – but particularly after the year we had in 2020. I thank every teacher, student and parent for their efforts last year and wish them well for the year ahead.” “We’re building new schools across the state so every child has a great local school and a best start in life – wherever they live.”As stated by Minister for Education James Merlino“We’re in the middle of the biggest school building boom in our state’s history – that’s good for children and their education, and it’s good for jobs.” New schools opening in 2021:Aintree Primary SchoolCranbourne West Secondary CollegeDocklands Primary SchoolEdenbrook Secondary CollegeEdgars Creek Primary School Eynesbury Primary School Footscray High School – Pilgrim CampusGaayip-Yagila Primary SchoolGarrang Wilam Primary SchoolKeelonith Primary SchoolOberon High SchoolOrchard Park Primary SchoolRamlegh Park Primary School Riverbend Primary School /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, basketball, building, children, court, education, Government, Minister, Music, Oberon, parent, Premier, school, students, teacher, Victorialast_img read more