Students at Aspendale’s St Louis de Montfort’s School now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in thanks to a $1.7 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Education James Merlino and Parliamentary Secretary for Schools Tim Richardson today visited St Louis de Montfort’s School to officially open 12 new classrooms and a new Performing Arts and Learning Centre.
Designed by Minx Architecture and built by Allmore Constructions, the new facilities will mean teachers can deliver the 21st century education St Louis de Montfort’s School students need to succeed and ensure they are receiving the best possible education.
The Labor Government contributed $1.7 million towards this upgrade through its Non-Government Schools Capital Fund, which ensures all schools students benefit from a record investment in education infrastructure.
In the Victorian Budget 19/20, the Labor Government provided $402 million to build and upgrade non-government schools across the state over four years.
The Labor Government is investing record funding in our schools to make Victoria the Education State.
Since 2015, it has invested more than $6.1 billion to deliver new primary and secondary schools, and upgrade more than 1,400 existing ones.
This investment will ensure every child has access to a great education and all schools are better equipped to prepare students for the 21st century.
As noted by Minister for Education James Merlino
“More than a third of Victoria’s students study at a Catholic or Independent school. Investment in our entire education system is just another way that we’re making Victoria the Education State.”
“Every student deserves access to modern school facilities and that’s why we have helped deliver for St Louis de Montfort’s School, so students can have facilities that match the wonderful teaching already underway.”
As noted by Parliamentary Secretary for Schools and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson
“It’s fantastic to be at St Louis de Montfort’s School today to open the new classrooms and Performing Arts and Learning Centre which gives students dedicated spaces they need to learn and thrive in.”