The experience children get at school strongly influences the kind of life they will have as an adult.
Supportive schools have healthier and more resilient students who go on to become happier and more fulfilled adults. They are more likely to succeed in their goals if they are supported during their education and likely to have stronger connections to family, the workforce and within their local community.
Strong schools are inclusive and supportive of every student and every family. Without the right support, students are at risk of increasing disengagement that can lead to a lifetime of social, economic and health problems.
Strong schools rely on support from government, in terms of funding, resources, training and policy settings. No principal or teacher can give children what they need unless they get this support. Right now, they aren't getting enough.
Stronger schools are better for children, better for families and better for the whole community.
We are asking all Victorian parties and politicians to adopt our campaign platform. We believe that all Victorian schools should be stronger schools and that all Victorian children should get a fair start in life.