An Andrews Labor Government investment is supporting Rochester students to have greater choice in VCE subjects.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP announced today that Rochester Secondary College will receive funding to partner with Keilor Downs Secondary College – under the VCE Collaboration Fund.
The $1.2 million VCE Collaboration Fund is part of a $22.6 million investment to give regional and rural students access to the full range of VCE subjects. The funding will be used to support students with IT equipment and resources, travel and accommodation support, a partnership facilitator and time release for teachers.
Other schools in this round include; Outer Gippsland, Central Highlands, Mildura, Southern Ocean Road, Ovens Murray, Bendigo and Rochester.
The fund supports regional and rural schools to partner with each other to broaden the subject choice and quality of VCE offerings.
School partnerships can apply for up to $40,000 in funding, with partnerships in this round using the funding for master classes for VCE subjects, after-school study groups, video conferencing facilities and professional learning for teachers.
The fund will support around 100 schools over four years to give VCE students greater choice in what they study. Funding is available to support partnerships between schools from all sectors where at least one school is a government school in a regional or rural area.
The fund is being delivered alongside a major expansion of VCE subjects offered through the virtual learning programs of Virtual School Victoria and the Victorian School of Languages, and through a new ‘blended learning’ pilot through Victorian Virtual Learning Network.
Quote attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“Students from Rochester deserve the same choice of VCE subjects as students in the city, so we are now giving them greater choice through the VCE Collaboration Fund.”
“This partnership is wonderful news for local students, families and teachers. By allowing students to explore subjects of interest, strength and aspiration at the VCE level— they will be better equipped in determining and pursuing their future study and career opportunities and to reach their full potential.”