Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (17:14): (1842) My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education, and the action I seek is for the minister to update the house on the progress on the Brentwood Secondary College upgrade. I was very pleased, as I have said before in this house, to have joined the Deputy Premier in May last year to announce a $4.6 million contribution for the VCE centre for Brentwood Secondary College in the budget. I would also like to thank the Premier for joining me in October when we met with principal John Ballagh as well as the hardworking VCE students of last year to view the location of their VCE centre. I would like to give a special thanks and shout-out to the Brentwood school captains of 2019—Cindy Tran, Jake Hume, Michael Alepidis and Rachelle Dixon—for assisting in showing us their wonderful school and performing their leadership roles so well throughout the year.


I have also recently met this year’s school captains to discuss the new mobile phone bans that are now in place in my district’s government schools and look at the work undertaken over the break to allow for this important initiative. The school’s new captains are Vidhi Korgaonkar, Hayden Brown, Ricky Armstrong and Navika Moudgil. I am confident that they will lead their peers well, and I wish them very good luck for their VCE year. I hope I pronounced their names right. The Andrews Labor government has invested more in Victoria’s schools than any government in Victoria’s history to ensure that every child has access to the best education. I look forward to us all receiving an update on this very vital project.