Ellen Sandell MP standing with a school in the background. She is smiling to camera.

Support for local schools

Everyone should have access to a good education at a great local school.

Since I was elected in 2014 I have been successful in helping secure State Government funding for many of our local schools.

Wins for local schools include:

  • $7.3 million for upgrades to Kensington Primary School.
  • A new Docklands Primary School, which opened in 2021.
  • A new second campus for North Melbourne Primary School, to open in 2023.
  • $900,000 for traffic safety upgrades around Docklands Primary School, and we’re fighting for more.
  • $300,000 in urgent repairs at Carlton North Primary School, and we’re working on more funding for important upgrades and maintenance.

I’m fighting for:

  • More funding for urgent maintenance needs at Carlton North Primary School.
  • More schools in the new Arden development.
  • More public high schools for the inner city.
  • Raising public school funding in Victoria, which has the lowest rate of public school funding of any state in Australia.
  • Mental health professionals and psychologists in schools to help kids recover from the pandemic.
  • A traffic management plan and further safety upgrades to roads around Docklands Primary school, including fixing the Footscray Rd/Docklands Drive intersection.
  • Actually making public school free by abolishing extra fees for parents.

Find out more about the Greens’ plan for public schools and education here.

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