Students at Altona P-9 will soon have the option of completing their secondary education at the school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Altona Jill Hennessy today announced that the school will be expanded to enrol students in Years 10-12.  This will give students more options at an important time in their schooling.

Students at the school currently transfer to one of the surrounding secondary schools at the end of Year 9. Altona P-9 has plenty of room for senior students to stay on, with space for more than 300 additional enrolments.

The Department of Education and Training and the Victorian School Building Authority will work with the school on transition arrangements to allow Year 10 students to enrol at the school from 2019.  The school will then accommodate Year 11 students from 2020 and Year 12 students from 2021.

Today’s announcement follows the $53 million invested in the 2018/19 State Budget for the new Point Cook South Senior Secondary School, opening in Term 1, 2020.

The Labor Government is building the Education State so that every student can access a great local school and education, and has invested more than $3.8 billion to improve classrooms, upgrade facilities and build new schools across the state.

This school building boom has delivered more than 1,300 school upgrades and 70 new school projects across the state, supporting more than 5,000 construction jobs for Victorians.

Quotes Attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We are making Victoria the Education State so that every young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

“Expanding Altona P-9 to include Years 10, 11 and 12 gives senior students the extra option of staying on to complete their schooling.

Quotes Attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy

“Altona College is a great local school. The time is right to give local students the ability to complete their secondary education at this school.”

 “Our Government is investing in schools in Altona and Point Cook so students and their families have the facilities they deserve.”