The Andrews Labor Government is helping make Nathalia Primary School a more inclusive school for local students and families.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp today visited Nathalia Primary School to celebrate the design release of the school’s $200,000 inclusive sensory play space funded through the Inclusive Schools Fund.
The project, which is forecast to begin construction in January 2021, includes building a new playground with a range of sensory areas that will allow children of all ages and abilities to play and interact with one another.
An additional $10 million was announced in the 2019-2020 State Budget, as part of the Labor Government’s $40 million Inclusive Schools Fund.
The Inclusive Schools Fund is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to inclusive education, which is ensuring that students with disabilities and additional needs get the same opportunities as other students.
Since the Fund was established by the Labor Government in 2015 more than 232 creative projects to build inclusive learning spaces, outdoor sensory areas and accessible playgrounds have been announced.
The Fund is ensuring that students with disabilities get the same opportunities as other students.
Inclusive education is about ensuring that all students, regardless of disabilities or other differences, can fully participate, learn, develop and succeed in Victorian government schools.
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 Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp
“This is great news for Nathalia Primary School students, who will get the benefits of new inclusive spaces to cater for a wider range of options for teaching and learning.”
“These innovative projects are all about giving our primary schools the infrastructure they need to inspire a passion for learning in all students.”