Sports funding boost to local schools

The state governments Active Schools initiative has provided a new round of funding to Melton schools.

Victorian kids have been provided funding to help start the school year on track, with the Active Schools initiative getting kids across Melton up and active throughout the school day.

Hundreds of Victorian government schools will receive Active Schools funding as part of the $45.4 million initiative, aimed at giving kids the skills, confidence and motivation to be active for life.

Melton MP Steve McGhie announced on Wednesday, February 22 that Kurunjang Secondary College, Kurunjang Primary School, Melton Specialist School, Coburn Primary School and Melton West Primary School are among 300 government schools to receive a Sports Funding Boost of $3,000 to improve access to sporting and fitness activities.

In addition, Active Schools Grants worth $30,000 have been awarded to 100 schools including Kurunjang Primary School to help purchase sporting equipment and infrastructure like netball and soccer goals.

Similarly Kurunjang Secondary College, Melton Secondary College, Staughton College and Melton Specialist School are set to receive Extracurricular Boosts of $14,000 to help improve extracurricular


The state government launched the $24.6 million Active Schools, Active Kids, Active Communities program in November 2020, which was continued with a further $20.8 million allocation in the 2022-23 state budget.

Mr McGhie said investment in “important initiatives like this” help Victorian kids “reach their full potential”.

“Regular physical activity makes a huge difference to young people’s mental and physical health as well as their educational outcomes, that’s why we’re investing in Active Schools,” he said.