Thursday, 28 January 2016

Day 2

Day 2 of a very short week (two day working week would be great) 
Wayne came today and mowed for us and the lawns look great ( starting to turn green!)

Our new school bags.

We completed some of our concertina pictures again using calendar pictures.

To finish off today we started watching the new Blinky Bill DVD which was funny

Feedback for the Opposition's Gonski Committment has been great. The usual suspects have lined up to say that it can't be funded but I guess that depends on your priorities.
The ALP commitment would see $1 billion in additional funding for Victorian schools in 2018 and 2019 (years five and six of the Gonski agreement), with even more funding for students with disabilities, and the reversal of the Turnbull Government's $10 billion cut to education funding over the next 10 years. These are resources our schools and staff need to support the education of every child.

In contrast, just after Christmas, the Turnbull Government's new education minister  reneged on a promise to deliver Gonski needs-based funding. The broken promise means that Victorian school funding will be cut after next year.

Educators know that additional needs-based funding is key to ensuring your students - no matter where they live, how much their parents earn, or if they have a learning difficulty or disability - are given the best opportunity to succeed at school. 

Labor's announcement is important - but now is the time for the Abbott/Turnbull government to step up to the plate, honour their promise and walk the walk!

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