Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny visited Glowrey Catholic Primary School last week to mark the official opening of the new school.
Stage 1 of the project includes flexible classrooms, teachers planning area, a multipurpose hall, playground and sports amenities, and will accommodate up to 500 students. This project benefited from a $2.5 million investment of the Andrews Labor Government. It is one of the many Victorian schools that benefited from the Labor Government’s $120 million Capital Funding Program for Non-Government Schools.
The Labor Government has also committed to establishing an additional $400 million fund in partnership with the non-government school sector to upgrade and build new non-government schools across Victoria. The fund will also support the removal of dangerous asbestos and cladding in non-government schools.
More than one third of Victorian students attend a Catholic or independent school and only Labor will make sure they have the modern facilities they need to achieve their best.
The Government has already invested more than $3.8 billion to deliver new schools and more than 1300 school upgrades, supporting more than 5000 construction jobs for Victorians.
The Labor Government will open 100 new schools over the next eight years to ensure all students have a great local education.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“These brand new, state-of-the-art buildings are another example of how we’re making the investments we need to give every child – regardless of where they live, or the school they go to – the very best education.”
“Only Labor will give families the confidence that no matter where they choose to send their kids – it’ll be a great local school.”
Quote attributable to Member Mill Park, Lily D’Ambrosio
“We’ve got a great mix of schools across Mill Park and only Labor will make sure local families can feel confident that whatever choice they make, they’ll have a great local school.”
Quote attributable to Member for Thomastown, Bronwyn Halfpenny
“This school attracts a large number of local kids and making this investment makes sure they will continue to have access to a great local school.”

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