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Helping Victorian Students Learn A Musical Instrument

More Victorian students will get the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Morwell Central Primary School to open round two of the $400,000 Musical Instruments Grants..

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE BRICK BY BRICK IN THE YARRA RANGES

Families in the Yarra Ranges will benefit from upgrades to local schools, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Monbulk College and Upwey High School to announce an almost $18 million funding boost for school upgrades that will benefit..

The best tools for our state’s heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to keep Victoria safe, with extra support for the men and women who serve our state during an emergency. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $112.6 million to upgrade facilities and invest in new equipment and training for emergency..

Building the education state brick by brick

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure every child gets the very best start in life, building and upgrading a record number of Victorian schools. The $685 million investment, part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will go to improving classrooms, upgrading facilities and building new..

Securing the best and brightest teachers for our kids

The Andrews Labor Government is working to give every Victorian child a great teacher, with our best and brightest teachers to be deployed across Victoria to help transform school results. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, the Andrews Labor Government will invest $456.6 million..

Investing in Geelong Schools and Geelong Kids

23,000 students in Geelong will get the best start in life, with a huge funding injection in local school infrastructure. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 will invest $19.28 million to upgrade 11 schools across Geelong. The funding will include $2.84 million for Ashby Primary School in..

Emerald State Emergency Service (SES) facility upgrade

Our Victorian State Emergency Service volunteers do an incredible job. We rely on them to help keep us safe when disaster strikes – whether that’s a flood, storm damage or other emergency. You may not always see what they do because it could be that..

Backing Our SES Volunteers In Emerald

Some of the busiest State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the state, Emerald SES, will soon have a brand new unit, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Emerald SES to announce $1.8 million to build the new..

First Principal Appointed For Bannockburn P-12

The inaugural principal has been appointed to the soon to be opened Bannockburn P-12. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Rob Nelson as the principal of the brand new school. Opening in 2018, Bannockburn P-12 will accommodate..

Principal Appointed For North Geelong School

An inaugural principal has been appointed to lead North Geelong Special Development School. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Lara John Eren today announced that Suzanne Armstrong will be the principal of the new school. Opening in 2018, North Geelong Special Development School..

Top VCE Students Recognised

Young, innovative and vocal – this year’s Premier’s VCE Award winners are destined for great futures. Minister for Education James Merlino presented the students with their awards at a ceremony today and congratulated them on their hard work. The awards recognise young Victorians who have..

Funding Boost For Shepparton CFA Volunteers

CFA volunteers in the Greater Shepparton region will receive a $125,000 funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Mooroopna CFA fire station to congratulate volunteers on their successful grants under the $15 million Emergency Services..

New Sporting Education Opportunities For Victorian Kids

Victorian students will have new opportunities to pursue careers in the sport and recreation industry through the Sports Education and Development Australia (SEDA) College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the College’s North Melbourne Football Club campus to announce that SEDA College is now..

Giving Students More Opportunities In The South East

A new performing arts centre at Mordialloc College was officially opened today providing more opportunities for students in the South East to excel at school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson toured the state-of-the-art facility today which includes specialist drama..

New South Warrandyte Fire Station Opens

A new fire station for South Warrandyte was officially opened by Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today. With improved facilities and more space, the South Warrandyte Fire Brigade is well equipped to continue keeping this community safe. The new $6.8m building is staffed 24 hours..

Bendigo Students A Step Closer To A New Tech School

Around 8,500 local students will soon be using the latest technology, including an audio visual green screen room, as part of their regular education. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today unveiled Bendigo..