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St Helena Secondary Collages To Get Brand New State-Of-Art Gym

St Helena and Eltham North families will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, the Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive upgrade to St Helena Secondary College.

Labor will invest $13.4 million for a further upgrade of sporting facilities and learning areas.  This builds on the $6.3 million already provided by the Andrews Labor Government for upgrades and a modernisation of the school’s facilities, including a brand new state-of-art gym.

The Liberals slashed $1 billion out of our education system, leaving schools to crumble and decay across the state.

In contrast, the Labor Government has invested more than $3.8 billion to build 70 new schools and upgrade 1,300 schools across the state since coming to office in 2014.

That means thousands of Victorian kids now go to school every day and learn in new classrooms with better technology and facilities, like new gyms and science labs.

It has also helped create 5,000 construction jobs right around our state.

A re-elected Labor Government will keep delivering for Victorians with more new schools and upgrades to existing schools across the state.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“The Liberals closed schools and cut funding to our education system and given the chance, they’ll do it again.”

“No matter where you live in Victoria, every student deserves to have a great school – a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make sure they do.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Eltham Vicki Ward

“St Helena Secondary College is a great local school community and it deserves facilities that match.  Only Labor can be trusted to deliver these extra courts and deliver the facilities staff and students need.”

Quote attributable to the Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“We’re making some important upgrades at St Helena, but when it comes to giving our kids the facilities they deserve, there will always be more to do. “


Vicki Ward