Creating opportunities for lifelong success at Wyndham Park Primary

From high-tech robotics to building a stronger community – equity funding is allowing Wyndham Park Primary in Werribee to expand student and family learning opportunities.

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Every child deserves the best start to life. But some children start from a position of disadvantage. Equity funding provides extra money to schools to help the students who need it most to reach their full potential.

Principal Leban Toose says they used some of its equity funding to create a Community Hub with the support of The Smith Family and other community groups.

This includes:

  • five playgroups
  • adult English classes
  • maternal child and health nurse visits
  • a parent-run canteen
  • breakfast program.

'Equity funding provides students with access to opportunities they may not ordinarily have,' Principal Toose says.

Additional funding is going towards the robotics program, which is giving young learners valuable technology skills for the future.

The funding has also given Wyndham Park Primary the opportunity to partner with community service organisation Berry Street.

With Berry Street's support, Wyndham Park Primary have developed a School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework to boost positive personal development in students.

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