Brunswick Secondary College
Ms GARRETT (Brunswick) — Last month I was delighted to attend Brunswick Secondary College with the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Opposition to announce Labor’s $10 million funding commitment for the upgrade, expansion and modernisation of that fantastic local school. We got to view the best of what the school has to offer, including visiting the science labs and performing arts space and being treated to a terrific rehearsal for the school’s musical, which was coming up that weekend.
The principal of Brunswick Secondary College, Vivienne Tellefson, said she was elated with the news, as is everyone in the school community who has been part of this process. Labor went to the last election having made this commitment, and the plans for the school’s upgrade and modernisation were included in the department’s master planning process.
Unfortunately the Baillieu and Napthine governments have failed repeatedly to fund the school, which has doubled its enrolments over the last 15 years, with students coming from over 50 countries and from culturally diverse backgrounds. It is a wonderful, creative and exciting school with a strong focus on academic performance and achievement. This funding will go a long way to supporting the great work the school has already done and will allow it to take even more enrolments from our growing community.
Hansard, 5 August 2014