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Extra Gonski funding to flow to Kooyong schools

Published: Monday, 28 August 2017

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The Turnbull Government is nearly doubling the investment in Australia’s schools and ensuring that extra funding is focused on activities that are proven to improve the quality of our schools. Every school sector in Victoria, Government, Catholic and Independent, will see an increase in funding.

Kooyong’s Government and Independent schools will receive $392 extra per student next year on average and $1,679 extra per student by 2021 on average under the Turnbull Government’s student-centred Gonski funding plan that recently passed Parliament. There will be a $270 million funding boost for Kooyong Government and Independent schools over the next decade.

Catholic schools across Victoria will get an additional $3.86 billion under the plan over the next decade that their Catholic Education Commission Victoria will distribute to their schools.

We are delivering a school system that’s entirely focused on students and what they need to be their best and a system that ensures every student gets the resources they need.

For the first time, every student will get the support they need no matter their background or where they live.

We’re tying that extra funding to the activities that are proven to improve the quality of our schools. That means more resources for one-on-one time with teachers and new or existing initiatives such as specialist teachers or targeted intervention programs.

We have appointed an independent National School Resourcing Board to ensure the funding model is focused on supporting students and holding governments to account for the money they receive and spend.

Our additional funding will start to flow next year, giving schools and communities in Kooyong the certainty they need to plan and to ensure that every student gets the support they need to succeed.

Schools and students that need the most additional resources will get the biggest funding increases in the fastest time period so that everyone will get their fair share of funding from the Commonwealth.

The Turnbull Government’s focus now is building on our teaching quality reforms through the work of a panel of education experts focused entirely on how schools should be using the extra funding we’re delivering.

Further details of the Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools reform package are available at: www.education.gov.au/qualityschools

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