Schools share funding

TRARALGON Secondary College, Kurnai College and Churchill Primary School are among are among 309 Victorian schools which will share in more than $41 million of National Partnership funding to help students improve their literacy and numeracy skills.

State Member for Morwell Russell Northe said the programs would focus on leadership, whole-school approaches to literacy and numeracy and building teacher quality.

Mr Northe said Kurnai College would receive $293,819 in funding, Traralgon Secondary College will receive $266,179 while Churchill Primary School would receive $38,613.

Meanwhile, State Education Minister Martin Dixon said the partnership would provide significant benefits to students in the Morwell electorate.

“This is a boost for those students who need extra support in literacy and numeracy,” Mr Dixon said.

“Schools will be able to run additional programs to help students who are falling behind in literacy and numeracy.