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Making Bellarine Schools More Inclusive

The State Government is helping make schools on the Bellarine more inclusive for local students and families.

Member for Bellarine, Lisa Nevilletoday visited Clifton Springs Primary School to open the schools $200,000 indoor/outdoor sensory motor zone and garden funded from the State Governments $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund.

Haskell Architects designed the garden, with contactor Johns Lyng completing the works.

The garden includes stepping stones from various materials including rock, wood, grasses and sand, platform and a decking areas along with gym equipment within the indoor sensory room for more vigorous play.

This new garden will support the Clifton Springs Primary Schools inclusive curriculum and student well-being, along with other school based programs such as Respectful Relationships and the School wide Positive Behaviours Program.

The Labor Government’s Inclusive Schools Fund helps government schools implement innovative projects that promote inclusive school environments. It helps schools better support the needs of children and young people with a disability, by providing funding to build school facilities.

The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment over three years to build the Education State, giving every student access to a great local school with a great education.