Daniel Andrews has lost control of population and it’s putting enormous pressure on our schools.
That is why an elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $1.15 million to upgrade St Peter’s Primary School, Bentleigh East including an open space refurbishment of general learning areas.
This announcement follows the Liberal Nationals commitment of $400 million for capital upgrades for non-government schools.
The Liberal Nationals support a strong public and private education system because we believe in giving parent’s choice and children the best opportunities.
A critically important part of that choice is for parents to have the option of low-fee, independent and Catholic schools.
With the current population squeeze limiting parental choices it’s never been more important to support all three sectors of our school system.
Our announcement of $1.15 million for St Peter’s Primary School is a vital investment in this growing area of Melbourne.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Education, Tim Smith:
“We want to work with non-government schools to give all Victorian families choice in education.
I am delighted to be able to announce this $1.15 million investment in St Peter’s Primary School, Bentleigh East as part of our $400 million commitment to non-government schools.
Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to get back in control of the population squeeze and give parents choice and children the best opportunities in their education.”
Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Bentleigh, Asher Judah:
“I grew up in East Bentleigh and went to school on Bignell Road. I had after-school care at St Peter’s and it is a pleasure to assist a school that was such an important part of my childhood.
St Peter’s is one of the fastest growing schools in the electorate and this part of Glen Eira has the lowest amount of open space per person in Melbourne. This school and the broader community are crying out for more parks and open space. Only the Liberal Party will deliver for Bentleigh.”