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Standing up for our local schools

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
12 May 2021

For the past three years, I've been working with a group of parents to get more State Government funding to fix Kensington Primary.

We’ve made some serious headway and have secured funding for urgent works, like cleaning up mould and building wheelchair accessible ramps. But a lot more needs to be done. Gutters need replacing, student toilets need serious work, and more.

The Education Minister recently accepted my invitation to tour Kensington Primary School and see for himself what needs fixing at the school and learn more about their funding needs. This is a testament to the dedicated parents and school community who have advocated to fix Kensington Primary for many years. 

I’ve put in a Budget proposal to the Treasurer for the extra funding this primary school needs to fix the urgent maintenance issues which have been ignored for too long. 

Kensington Primary missed out on funding in the last budget, but now our community campaign has got the State Government’s attention. Add your name to our call to fix Kensington Primary in this year's May State Budget.

Kids and teachers in North Melbourne have also long been suffering from overcrowding at their local primary school and I’m excited to share that there will be another campus built for North Melbourne Primary opening in 2023 to add extra capacity and welcome new students. 

We were recently successful in lobbying the Government to make sure this new site would be a second campus of North Melbourne Primary, not an entirely new school. This is really important, because it will ensure the North Melbourne community stays cohesive and integrated, and isn’t split up by different school zones.

I am working closely with local parents and North Melbourne residents, and the Education Minister’s office to ensure that this new school maintains the diversity of our community and that we get the planning of this new school right. If you have any questions or concerns about the new second campus of North Melbourne Primary, please get in touch here.

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
12 May 2021
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