Last year, the community was asked to contribute thoughts and ideas for the Frankston North Education Plan.
Thanks to their input, and that from education experts, this plan will make sure kids are ready and resilient when they start school, and will support lifelong learning in the wider community.
The Victorian Government will invest $15 million to deliver the first stage of a plan to lift education outcomes for students at Monterey Secondary College, Mahogany Rise and Aldercourt Primary Schools.
The feedback demonstrated that disadvantage, and health and social challenges were leaving many children unprepared for school – resulting in higher absenteeism, lower results and more students leaving school early. For more information, see the Frankston North Education Plan.
The $15 million first stage funding for the precinct will provide:
- $9.5 million to upgrade Monterey Secondary College, including developing a ‘centre of excellence’ that will align with local industry needs, and expanding the Doctors in Secondary Schools Program facilities
- $5 million to upgrade Mahogany Rise Primary School, including integrating a nearby early learning centre
- $500,000 to start planning for Stage 2, including upgrading Aldercourt Primary School.
More information on the Frankston North Education Plan can be found here: https://engage.vic.gov.au/fnep and in the Frankston North Education Plan