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Work Begins On New Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School

Construction has begun on the new Tech School in Melbourne’s outer North East, fully funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eltham Vicki Ward and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines  today turned the first sod on the new Banyule-Nillumbik..

Government Announces Review Into Coolaroo Fire

The Andrews Labor Government will conduct a review of last month’s fire at the SKM Recycling Plant in Coolaroo. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced the review today, which will be conducted by the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM, Tony Pearce). The Coolaroo fire..

Start Of Construction On Victoria’s Next Tech School

Construction has begun on a new Tech School in Melbourne’s south east, fully funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Parliamentary Secretary for Education Judith Graley, Member for Narre Warren Luke Donnellan, Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera and Member for Dandenong..

New STEAM And Sports Facilities For Bentleigh Students

Construction is underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive upgrade of Bentleigh Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today to turn the first sod on the  $13.4 million upgrade, which includes a new science, technology, engineering, arts and..

$5.9 Million Program To Keep Kids In School

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting all of the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman’s report on government school expulsions to help Victorian principals and teachers keep more kids in school and out of trouble. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new $5.9 million..

Improving Health And Wellbeing Support For Principals

Better mental health support will be the first priority in a plan to improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s more than 1,500 government school principals. Minister for Education James Merlino today released a discussion paper to engage Victorian principals on a strategy to boost..

LIGHTS ON AT NEW MT EVELYN PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

The Andrews Labor Government has made crossing York Road in Mt Evelyn safer for school children, parents and local nursery workers. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today joined VicRoads, teachers and students from Mount Evelyn Christian School and staff from the Yarra View Nursery to..

Fairer Model For Cleaning Our Schools

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a fairer schools cleaning contract model that will ensure schools get consistent, high quality services and cleaners are paid properly. It comes after multiple investigations within the past 12 months have found vulnerable staff were being underpaid and mistreated…

Funding Boost To Natural Disaster Resilience Across Victoria

Minster for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $10 million in funding to enhance Victoria’s preparedness for natural disasters. Minister Keenan said the funding is part of the joint Commonwealth-State $52 million National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Natural..

Safe Schools Program

The Andrews Labor Government is working towards Victoria becoming the Education State. This is about improving outcomes for every student, in every classroom, in every community. We want Victoria’s children and young people to not only achieve academically but also to be happy, confident, resilient..

NEW COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR UPWEY AND TECOMA

Upwey and Tecoma residents will soon enjoy new community and sporting facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today turned the first sod to the mark the start of construction of the Upwey Tecoma Community Recreation and Sporting Hub (UTCRASH)…

MONBULK SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN MATH OLYMPIAD

Member for Monbulk James Merlino today met with local students who will participate in the 12th World Cup of World Mathematical Olympiad to be held in Beijing, China in August this year. The students from Billanook and Mooroolbark East Primary School will be challenged to..

New School Buildings For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.1 million in brand new buildings for Latrobe Valley schools. Minister for Education James Merlino made the announcement today during a visit to Yallourn North Primary School. Yallourn North Primary School will receive $1.5 million and Moe South Street..

A New School For Families In Melbourne’s South East

Families in Melbourne’s South East will soon enjoy a brand new primary school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the Sandy Road school site to see how construction is progressing. Gum Scrub Creek’s new $13 million primary school..

Labor Government Investment In Schools Getting Results

New NAPLAN data released today shows the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in the state’s schools is boosting student performance across almost every learning area. The preliminary 2017 NAPLAN results show the proportion of Victorian students in the top bands for numeracy and reading has increased across..

New Tech School For Geelong One Step Closer

Students in Geelong are a step closer to a brand new Tech School that will give them the skills the need for the jobs of the future. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today turned the first sod to mark..

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE IN MOOROOLBARK

A new school hall, upgraded learning spaces and improved drainage works are on track at Mooroolbark East Primary School thanks to a Andrews Labor Government commitment totalling $3.68 million. Minister for Education James Merlino today toured the Taylor Road school campus to see first-hand how..

Doctor On Campus At Patterson River Secondary College

Students at Patterson River Secondary College and right across the state will be able to access health advice, treatment and support thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Doctors in Secondary Schools Program. Minister for Education James Merlino and the Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny announced..