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Anzac Day 2017

Anzac Day Services: Monbulk RSL – 5:45am Dawn Service. Morning march at 9:30am – service at 10am. Emerald RSL – 5:30am Dawn Service. Morning march at 10:00am – service at 10:55am. Mount Evelyn RSL – 5:45am Dawn Service. Cockatoo RSL- 6:00am Dawn Service. Main Service 10:30am..

First Tech School Opens In Yarra Ranges

Around 12,000 local students will soon be using the latest technology, including robotics and virtual reality, as part of their everyday education. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today..

Armstrong Creek Education Precinct Principal Announced

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Armstrong Creek Education Precinct in the booming area south of Geelong. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney have announced that Evan Savage will be the first principal of the brand new..

Ballarat Emergency Volunteers $122,000 Funding Boost

Emergency services volunteers in Ballarat are receiving a $122,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited the Ballarat Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) unit to congratulate volunteers on their successful grants..

Final Designs For Ballarat Tech School Unveiled

Students in the Ballarat region are a step closer to getting a brand new Tech School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited Federation University Australia’s SMB Campus in Ballarat to unveil designs..

Demolition Works Pave Way For Brand New CFA Station

Edithvale is a step closer to receiving a new CFA station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today donned their hard hats for a tour of the site, which will be transformed into..

Demolition Works Pave Way For New Prahran High School

Families in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs will soon have access to a brand new school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Philip Dalidakis today visited the Prahran High School site to start the demolition..

New Docklands School Takes Shape

Docklands families are a step closer to having a brand new primary school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan and Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos today announced that the new Docklands school will..

Scholarships Awarded To Koorie Students

Twenty Koorie students have received $5,000 scholarships, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today presented the 2017 Marrung Education Scholarship Awards to students in recognition of their strong potential to succeed in their chosen career paths. The two-year Marrung Scholarships..

New Deal For Teachers To Support Our Best And Brightest

A new agreement between the Andrews Labor Government and Victoria’s teachers will see quality teaching and professional development back on the agenda. As well as providing extra support for teachers, the new Schools Enterprise Bargaining Agreement also ensures better conditions for education support staff and..

MEN’S SHEDS HELPING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN MONBULK

Communities around Victoria are set to benefit from more Men’s Sheds, thanks to $879,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP said the grants will help communities provide a space for men to meet, reconnect and participate in their..

Launch Of The Independent Office To Resolve School Disputes

In an Australian-first, Victorian families will have access to an Independent Office responsible for resolving the most complex and difficult school disputes. Minister for Education James Merlino launched the new Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution at an event at Parliament today and said that..

Ride 2 School Day A Great Chance To Get Active

Students in the local area are being encouraged to cycle or walk to school as part of a great initiative to get active. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Billanook Primary School on National Ride2School Day to urge all students to find an active..

Beaumaris Secondary College Principal Announced

An inaugural principal has been appointed for Beaumaris Secondary College in Melbourne’s South East. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Phillip Dalidakis today announced that Debby Chaves will be the first principal of the new school. Opening in 2018, Beaumaris..

Moe And Morwell Volunteers Receive $30,000 Boost

Emergency service volunteers in Moe and Morwell are receiving a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Moe’s Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) unit to congratulate volunteers on their successful..

Gippsland Tech School Design Unveiled

Students across the Latrobe Valley are a step closer to getting a new Tech School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Federation Training’s Morwell Campus to unveil designs for the groundbreaking..

Getting It Done: Building Next Stage Of William Ruthven Secondary

Students at William Ruthven Secondary College are a step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in local schools. Minister for Education, James Merlino and Member for Preston, Robin Scott today visited William Ruthven Secondary College in..