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The future of education will be in the spotlight this week at a series of community forums, with Bendigo residents being called upon to contribute to a 10-year learning plan.
A state government initiative, the Bendigo Education Plan 2028 will outline the city’s priorities for early learning, primary and secondary schooling, as well as higher education, skills and training opportunities.
City of Greater Bendigo health and wellbeing director Vicky Mason encouraged the community to give their feedback, saying it was important young people could access quality education.
“This is a really important opportunity to contribute to the development of our local education system and ensure that it helps our children and young people realise their full potential,” Ms Mason said.
“To ensure the plan meets expectations, the people who know Bendigo best, our community, are best placed to provide feedback and guidance on this important generational plan.”
The plan will centre upon four goals:
- Learning for life: more students achieving excellence in reading, maths, science, critical and creative thinking, and the arts.
- Happy, healthy and resilient kids: building the resilience of our children and encouraging them to be more physically active
- Breaking the link: ensuring more students stay in school, and breaking the link between disadvantage and outcomes for students
- Pride and confidence in our schools: making sure every community has access to excellence in every government school and classroom
Feedback can also be submitted online at https://engage.vic.gov.au/BendigoEducationPlan.
Forum dates are listed below.
More to come.