Adjournment: Education Support for Families

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (17:27): My adjournment matter is for the Minister of Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update as to what support is available for families in the Yuroke electorate who have children commencing school. As the minister is aware, the Yuroke electorate is experiencing substantial population growth, with many young families making Melbourne’s outer north their community of choice. Many of these families are now seeing their young ones embark on a critical phase in their lives with them commencing school, and this exciting time can also come with the challenge for families now needing to find the means to provide school uniforms and learning resources. Likewise, many families have children with additional needs who require extra support in order to make the most of their schooling experience.

I know that all families in the Yuroke electorate would be very interested to hear what support is available from the state government to ensure that their children can get a great start with their education. I look forward to hearing from the minister and sharing his advice with Yuroke residents.