Members Statement – Sunbury College

Mr J. BULL (Sunbury) — The Andrews government is getting on with education in Sunbury. Members know that Sunbury College is a fantastic school. It is a place that gave me a wonderful start in life through a quality education. On Friday, 7 August, I had the great privilege of joining the Premier in touring the school and in particular discussing the design and build of the new $3 million science wing the Andrews Labor government will build over the next two years. We are giving students at Sunbury College the world-class science facilities they need to reach their full potential. We are also supporting student wellbeing at Sunbury College, with an extra $70 000 in funding to ensure that students stay healthy, happy and ready to learn. On a personal note, it was fantastic to introduce the Premier to my former politics teacher, Dale Thornton, a teacher who always does his absolute best for his students.

There is nothing more important than getting a good start in life. That is why we are making Victoria the education state.

Time and time again throughout history we see that getting access to quality education can be the single biggest factor in living a happy, healthy and productive life. This includes ensuring that school buildings are maintained so that students can learn in quality learning environments. Last week I was extremely proud to announce that Sunbury schools will be receiving an additional $1.1 million to fix buildings and do general repairs. Sunbury Downs College, Sunbury College, Sunbury West Primary School and Sunbury Heights Primary School — my former primary school — will all be sharing in this money. It will ensure that every child, student and adult learner in Sunbury gets a great education and the promise of a bright future.