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Sandringham College students are one step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government to develop the school as a world class learning precinct.

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Victorian Budget 2019/20 invests $500,000 to develop a masterplan at Sandringham College to continue to build facilities that support the future of the school.

The masterplan will be developed in consultation with the School Council to ensure the school continues to meet the future educational needs of the Sandringham community.

Philip Dalidakis MP making the announcement at the Junior College assembly

Philip Dalidakis MP making the announcement at the Junior College assembly

 “The Andrews government understands the power of a great education. That needs good facilities and great teachers. Earlier this year, I came to the first school assembly and acknowledged the schools facilities needed a lot of TLC to bring them up to a standard that the Principal & teachers need and the students deserve.

This year’s Victorian budget funds a huge step forward in shaping the future of how we deliver education in Sandringham. And we will not stop working until we deliver better facilities. Because our kids deserve to have a great education and the best possible start in life.”

Member for Southern Metropolitan Philip Dalidakis

This builds on the $2 million Labor Government investment which delivered a first-class discovery centre at the school’s junior campus in 2016.

The new building integrates Years 7 & 8 learning spaces with specialist science labs, student amenities and staff work areas, as well as a new administration building.

Philip Dalidakis MP discussing the announcement with College staff

Philip Dalidakis MP discussing the announcement with College staff

In addition, this previous funding provided the senior students at the school’s Holloway Road campus with a modern learning environment, together with a standalone science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) building.

“This funding will help plan the facilities and learning spaces students at Sandringham Secondary College deserve.”

Minister for Education James Merlino

The Labor Government is continuing to build the Education State – delivering on key election promises to build new schools and upgrade even more.

The Budget invests a record $2.8 billion in our schools, as a part of a sweeping $4 billion investment in education – from early childhood education and schools through to higher education and TAFE.

Philip Dalidakis MP discussing the announcement with parents

Philip Dalidakis MP discussing the announcement with parents

This Budget invests a record $1.8 billion to roll out the next phase of the school building boom, which is creating thousands of jobs and ensuring every child has access to the best facilities, close to home.