Students at Kingsbury Primary School are a step closer to having a more inclusive school environment, with architects Design Core appointed to the $65,000 project.

Kingsbury Primary School received $65,000 under the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund to upgrade facilities to support students with disabilities to better participate and engage with learning at their school.

Colin Brooks visited Kingsbury Primary School earlier this year to announce the funding and discuss how the project will benefit students.

The planned upgrades include a new passive safe sanctuary garden.

The Labor Government launched the Inclusive Schools Fund in 2015 to ensure students with disabilities get the same opportunities as other students.

The Fund is one of nine initiatives in the Special Needs Plan for Victorian Schools and provides funding to improve existing facilities and help achieve best practice for inclusivity at Victorian schools.

The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

The Labor Government  delivered a record $1.1 billion investment to build, upgrade and maintain new and existing schools in the Victorian Budget 2016-17, including a $10 million boost to the Inclusive Schools Fund.

Victorian government schools can apply for funding to build more inclusive and equitable facilities under the $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund.

Last year 33 schools received funding for upgrades to build a more inclusive campus.

Applications to the second round of funding available under the Inclusive School Fund will be held later this year.

Quotes attributable to Colin Brooks MP

“The Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State by investing in local schools like Kingsbury Primary School so our kids have the facilities they need to thrive.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“We are making Victorian schools more inclusive so that every student has the opportunity to succeed no matter their circumstances.”

“We delivered our Special Needs Plan commitment so that all new upgrades to Victorian government schools will create facilities that accommodate the diverse needs of all students.”


Pictured above: Colin at Kingsbury Primary School with Principal Barb Hinsley and school council representative earlier this year, announcing the $65,000 funding.