Northern Victoria Schools To Get Specialist Maths And Science Teachers

Students at 10 Northern Victoria primary schools will get access to specialist teachers as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Education State reforms to ensure thousands of Victorian children receive a better education in maths and science, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced today.

Ms Symes today announced that 18 teachers across Northern Victoria would receive professional training as part of the $27 million Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists initiative.


Bourchier Street Primary School, Verney Road School, Nagambie Primary School, Avenel Primary School, Tallangatta Primary School, Appin Park Primary School, Wangaratta Primary School, Yarrunga Primary and Wodonga South Primary School are part of 56 schools chosen to participate in the 2016-17 Specialists initiative.


The Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists initiative is part of Education State reforms, and aims to build teacher capacity and boost primary students’ engagement and achievement.

Under the initiative, teachers will receive two years of training and support to become subject area specialists in maths and science to work alongside other teachers in Victorian government schools.

“The schools will benefit from the new specialist teachers will play a vital role, boosting student outcomes in country Victoria.


“Quality education is at the heart of our state’s future and it is exciting to see this initiative deliver specialist maths and science teachers to country Victoria,” Ms Symes said.

“The Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists initiative will build teacher capacity and boost primary students’ engagement and achievement in the key subjects of maths and science.

“The Labor Government is transforming Victoria into the Education State, so that all children and young people have access to high-quality schools, regardless of their background or where they live.”


The initiative will be supported by a number of other Education State reforms targeting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), ensuring Victorian students are equipped with the skills that industries want and abilities employers expect.