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Building Begins On New Kinder Hub In Morwell

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more kindergarten places for Gippsland families with work beginning on a one-stop-shop for kinder, school and family services. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the sod on the $6.5 million integrated children’s centre, which will be co-located at..

Brunswick West Kindergarten Children Learn In French

Brunswick West children will reap the long-term benefits of learning in another language while attending kindergarten, thanks to a program launched by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Dunstan Reserve Child Care Centre in Brunswick West to see its new..

Celebrating Excellence At The VCAL Achievement Awards

The State’s top Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students have been celebrated at an awards ceremony held at Deakin Edge in Federation Square. Minister for Education James Merlino presented VCAL Achievement Awards to young people who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and made a significant..

New School Facilities For Northcote Students

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students in Northcote have the school facilities they deserve for a great education. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous today visited Northcote High School to officially open its new state-of-the-art $5.2 million performance..

Helping Victorian Parents Find Their Local School

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for parents to find out what school zone they live in with the launch today of a new interactive website. The Labor Government has created a simple and clear website so, for the first time, Victorian parents..

Myschool Shows Victorian Schools Kicking Goals

Data released today on the Myschools website shows that Victorian schools are among the top in the country for improving student performance, following record education investment from the Andrews Labor Government. The 2018 NAPLAN National Report confirmed Victoria as one of the highest performing states..

Recognising Victoria’s Early Childhood Professionals

Victorians are being encouraged to recognise the outstanding work of early childhood professionals in improving the lives of young children by nominating an early childhood teacher or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney today announced nominations for the..

New Names For Schools Opening In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian communities the chance to have their say on the names of the new government schools opening next year. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Victorian School Building Authority would consult with local communities on naming..

Getting More Victorians Into Kindergarten Teaching

The Andrews Labor Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support early childhood teachers to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further $3.8 million..

Better Learning Facilities For Young People In Red Cliffs

Secondary students in Red Cliffs now have a modern, state-of-the-art learning environment, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $7.8 million transformation of Red Cliffs Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to open the redevelopment, which saw most original buildings at..

Helping Mildura Kids Get The Most Out Of Kindergarten

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Mildura children can attend a first-rate kindergarten, with high-quality facilities and better learning support. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited De Garis Kindergarten in Mildura, which has received $230,000 in school readiness funding and where construction of a..

Morrison Budget A Complete Failure For Victorian Kids

The Morrison minority government has delivered another federal budget that fails to fund schools fairly and confirms early childhood education funding will be cut from 2021. The Liberals have done nothing to rectify their dud school funding deal that funds public school kids less than..

KILSYTH NETBALL COURTS NOW UNDER COVER

Lilydale and Yarra Valley Netball Association will go in to this year’s netball season scoring high, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Pick My Project initiative. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced the opening of the Pinks Reserve Netball Court Cover project in Kilsyth…

Mansfield Students Set To Excel With New Stem Building

Mansfield students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects are now benefitting from new facilities funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mansfield Secondary College for a tour of the school and to open the recently completed $3.4 million..

New Science Wing Opens For Sunbury Students

Staff and students at Sunbury College now have the state-of-the-art science facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Sunbury Josh Bull at Sunbury College today to open their new $3.5 million science wing. The redevelopment..

Striking A Chord In Victorian Classrooms

Students from across Victoria will have better access to quality music education thanks to a new music teacher mentoring program supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino said more than 125 teachers in 80 schools will be mentored in music teaching..

Premiers’ Reading Challenge Inspiring Kids To Read More

Victorian children and young people are preparing to take on the challenge to read more books – as the Premiers’ Reading Challenge gets underway. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2019, with thousands of avid readers expected to take part..