Altona District schools will receive extra resources and equipment to strengthen inclusive education, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Jill Hennessy today announced Altona District schools will be among the 322 schools across the state to share in $3.5 million to purchase new equipment and assistive technology to support students with disabilities or additional learning needs under the Equipment Boost for Schools initiative.

The following local schools will receive funding through this program:

  • Jennings Street School
  • Altona Primary School
  • Seaholme Primary School
  • Carranballac P-9 College

All Victorian government schools were invited to apply for funding under the initiative in Term 3 this year.

The Equipment Boost for Schools initiative is part of the $61 million suite of inclusive education initiatives announced by the Labor Government in 2017 to give schools extra resources, guidance, access to specialist expertise and support to embed inclusive education in all aspects of school life.

The Labor Government is building the Education State to ensure every student can access a great local school and get a great education.

Strengthening inclusive education for all students, including those with disabilities and additional learning needs, is fundamental to an equitable and excellent school system.

Quotes attributable to Member for Altona District Jill Hennessy

“Inclusive education means that all members of every school community are valued and supported to fully participate, learn, develop and succeed.”

The new equipment will have a positive impact on students in the Altona District with disabilities and additional learning needs by providing them with the tools and technologies they need to fully participate in learning and school life.”