Box Hill North Families now have access to more kindergarten places with the opening of the expanded Box Hill North Primary School Kindergarten, thanks to $300,000 of funding by the Victorian Coalition Government.
Member for Box Hill Robert Clark today joined staff, parents, students and community members to open the expanded kindergarten, which doubles the capacity of the kindergarten from 25 places to 50 places.
“Not only does this upgrade provide more kindergarten places, it also brings many long-term benefits to local families, including giving children the best possible preparation for school,” Mr Clark said.
Mr Clark congratulated the Box Hill North Primary School community for their contribution of $115,000 towards the upgraded kindergarten, which includes $33,000 fundraised over the past 12 months through many trivia nights, chocolate drives and raffles.
“This is a fantastic outcome. Fundraising isn’t easy and it shows the dedication of the school community to raise such a significant amount to upgrade the kindergarten,” Mr Clark said.
“This kindergarten is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when the Victorian Coalition Government works hand-in-hand with the local community.
“Since 2010, the Coalition Government has provided $1.8 million for early childhood project in the City of Whitehorse.”
Other kindergartens to benefit include Woodhouse Grove Kindergarten and St Augustine’s Anglican Kindergarten.
Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell welcomed the upgrade to the Box Hill North Primary Kindergarten.
“Upgrading children’s facilities is part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s plan to build a better Victoria by ensuring young children have a great start in life.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is building a better Victoria with more than $120 million in state and national partnership funding invested since December 2010 towards building and upgrading hundreds of early years services across Victoria,” Ms Lovell said.