Calwell schools worse off under Malcolm Turnbull's education funding plan

Local schools in the electorate of Calwell are set to lose millions of dollars in Federal funding over the next two years under the Turnbull Government’s school funding plan, according to a Victorian Education Department analysis.

Almost every school in Calwell, and certainly every public school, will receive significantly less funding in 2018 and 2019 under the Turnbull Government’s plans, compared to the original funding model agreed to by the previous Federal Labor Government and the states (the original ‘Gonski’ agreement).

Above: ALP Leader Bill Shorten MP with students from Our School of the Good Shepherd.


It was announced in last week's Federal Budget that schools will receive a massive $22 billion cut so the Government plans to give business a $65 billion tax cut.

“Education is a priority for me as a Federal Member and Labor because we believe getting a great education is the ticket to a lifetime of opportunity.”

Victoria public schools will lose $630 million in funding in 2018 and 2019; nearly $18 million worth of funding will be cut straight from Calwell schools.

Ms Vamvakinou says her electorate has already been hurt by cuts to employment with manufacturing jobs gone after the closure of Ford; and with no real job opportunities in the North West of Victoria – these cuts to education are just another unfair blow for Calwell by the Turnbull Government.

SCHOOL  -  IMPACT OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS  (According to Victorian Education Department analysis)

Bethal Primary School - $200,000 worse off
Broadmeadows Primary School - $200,000 worse off
Broadmeadows Special Development School - $500,000 to $600,000 worse off
Broadmeadows Valley PS - $200,000 worse off
Campbellfield Heights PS - $100,000 to $200,000 worse off
Coolaroo South PS - $200,000 worse off
Craigieburn Primary School - $400,000 worse off
Craigieburn Secondary College - $700,000 to $800,000 worse off
Craigieburn South Primary School - $400,000 worse off
Dallas Brooks Community PS - $300,000 to $400,000 worse off
Gladstone Park Primary School - $300,000 worse off
Gladstone Park Secondary College - $1,100,000 to $1,200,000 worse off
Gladstone Views Primary School - $200,000 worse off
Greenvale Primary School - $400,000 worse off
Hume Central Secondary College - $1,400,000 worse off
Hume Valley School - $500,000 worse off
Jacana School for Autism - $700,000 worse off
Keilor Downs Secondary College  $1,000,000 worse off
Keilor Heights Primary School - $200,000 worse off
Keilor Primary School - $300,000 worse off
Keilor Views Primary School - $300,000 worse off
Meadows Heights Primary School - $300,000 to $400,000 worse off
Meadows Primary School - $200,000 worse off
Mickleham Primary School - Less than $100,000 worse off
Monmia Primary School - $200,000 worse off
Mount Ridley P-12 College - $1,500,000 to $1,600,000 worse off
Roxburgh College - $1,100,000 to $1,300,000 worse off
Roxburgh Homestead PS- $400,000 worse off
Roxburgh Park PS - $300,000 worse off
Roxburgh Rise PS - $500,000 to $600,000 worse off
Taylors Lakes Secondary College - $1,000,000 to $1,100,000 worse off
Taylors Lakes Primary School - $400,000 worse off
Sydenham-Hillside Primary School - $800,000 worse off
Westmeadows Primary School - $200,000 worse off

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