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New Primary School Opens Doors To Students In Gisborne

Families in the south of Gisborne now have more options for a great education close to home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with the brand-new Willowbank Primary School’s doors now open to students. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas..

New Primary School Opens For Kalkallo Students

Kalkallo students are starting the year in a brand-new primary school, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to deliver a great education for families in Victoria’s fastest-growing areas. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Gilgai Plains Primary School to officially open the..

Brand New School For Students In Melbourne’s North West

The school year is well underway, and students in Greenvale are settling into their brand new school – part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to deliver a great education for families in Victoria’s fastest-growing areas. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Greenvale Secondary..

A New Era For Bass Coast College With San Remo Campus

Hundreds of students in South Gippsland are starting the new school year at the new San Remo Campus of Bass Coast College, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in the Education State. Formerly known as Wonthaggi Secondary College, the Labor Government has expanded..

More Options For Clyde Students With Two New Schools

Students in Clyde are kicking off the school year in two brand-new schools, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to deliver a great education for families in Victoria’s fastest-growing areas. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially opened the new Clyde Creek Primary..

Building Boost For Catholic And Independent Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure every Victorian student has the infrastructure they need at school, with a huge boost to low fee non-government schools’ infrastructure across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications for Round 4 of the Non-Government Schools..

East Campus Opens Its Doors For McKinnon Students

McKinnon Secondary College students are starting the year in a brand-new campus, with the opening of the school’s new East Campus for the start of Term 1, delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today..

A Safe Start To School For More Than One Million Students

The 2022 school year is now underway, with Victorian students back in the classroom benefitting from key COVIDSafe measures to keep schools open and safe – including students at the Andrews Labor Government’s 14 brand-new schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially opened the..

Students Return To Historic Sandringham School In 2022

The historic Sandringham Primary School building will be back open to students when Term 1 starts next week, with the Andrews Labor Government completing critical repair works after the building was gutted by fire. Minister for Education James Merlino today welcomed a new era for..

Prep Bags Opening Up A World Of Learning For More Kids

The Andrews Labor Government’s Prep Bags are back, with every student starting Prep at a government school in 2022 to receive a library bag containing a bundle of books and resources to encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. Minister for Education James Merlino..

Principals On Their Way For 2023 New Schools

Current and aspiring school principals have a unique opportunity to lead a brand-new school and establish a new culture from the ground up, with applications now open for principal positions at the Andrews Labor Government’s new schools set to open in 2023. While this year’s..

CLIMATE RESILIENT BUILDINGS AMONG FOUR NEW PROJECTS IN YARRA RANGES

The Yarra Ranges community can soon boast about energy-resilient community buildings, an international-level pump track as well as upgraded playspaces, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. On behalf of Local Government Minister Shaun Leane, Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced that Yarra..

Jump In The Job Pool To Support Your School

The Andrews Labor Government is helping schools stay open safely and reducing disruption to students’ learning, with a staffing pool to fill COVID-related vacancies in Victorian government schools at short notice. As schools prepare for the beginning of Term 1, the Government is calling on..

Expressions Of Interest Open For New Mental Health Board

The Andrews Labor Government has today opened expressions of interest for the governance board of the groundbreaking new Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing – a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The purpose-built facility will be built..

Celebrating The Class Of 2021

The wait is finally over for almost 65,000 VCE and VCAL students across Victoria, with the release of results and Australian Tertiary Admission Rankings (ATAR) this morning. Minister for Education James Merlino today celebrated students’ results and achievements – completing their final years of schooling..

Victorian Students Confirmed As NAPLAN Highest Achievers

Victorian students have achieved outstanding results in this year’s NAPLAN in the face of unprecedented challenges, with the detailed breakdown of results confirming the state is the best-performing jurisdiction in Australia. The NAPLAN 2021 National Report released today shows Victoria had the highest number of..

Sprucing Up More Schools Across Victoria

As the school year draws to a close, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting more Victorian schools to complete small but vital upgrades through the Minor Capital Works Fund. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 63 schools will share in more than $18.6 million..

More Support And Relief For Mental Health Carers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the selfless Victorians who care for a loved one with mental illness or in psychological distress, with a funding boost for mental health carers. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the Labor Government is investing $16.8 million..