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First Wave Of Students Back In The Classroom

Schools across Victoria today welcomed back around 400,000 students as part of a staged return to classroom teaching. Minister For Education James Merlino congratulated principals, teachers, school staff, students and families for their incredible efforts to make remote learning work, and announced a summit to..

New Technology And Better Facilities For Victorian Kinders

The Victorian Government is helping kinders across the state upgrade their facilities and purchase the latest technology ahead of the roll-out of funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications under the $27.7 million Building Blocks program, with grants available to..

Certainty For Students With Exams To Start In November

Victorian Certificate of Education examinations will start in early November and results will be available by the end of the year, giving certainty to thousands of students whose studies have been interrupted by coronavirus. Minister for Education James Merlino announced today that VCE exams will..

Nominations Open For Prestigious School Design Awards

The state’s latest and best school building designs will be centre stage at the 2020 Victorian School Design Awards. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that nominations are open for the awards, which celebrates the architects and designers who are making a difference in..

$8.4M FOR MONBULK COLLEGE UPGRADE

The Andrews Labor Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today..

Extra $2.4m For Exford Primary School Upgrade

The Victorian Government will fix old buildings and upgrade more schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs and help Victoria’s economy rebound from the coronavirus crisis. Member for Melton Steve McGhie today announced Exford Primary School will get a $2.4..

Clifton Creek Primary School To Be Rebuilt

The Victorian Government is delivering funding to ensure Clifton Creek Primary School is rebuilt after the community suffered the devastating loss of their school in the summer’s bushfires. Minister for Educaton James Merlino today announced more than $4.2 million for Clifton Creek Primary School, honouring..

$19 Million Investment In Morwell And Traralgon Schools

Morwell and Latrobe families will have access to the first-rate early learning and school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $5.35 million to deliver a world class integrated early learning centre at Morwell Park Primary School and $13.7 million to rebuild Latrobe Special..

Completing Shepparton‘s World-Class Secondary School

Students in Shepparton will be in their world-class secondary school at the beginning of 2022, with the Victorian Government announcing $119 million to finish construction of Greater Shepparton Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the funding, which is part of a state-wide..

Building Works: Better Schools In Education Jobs Blitz

The Victorian Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced..

Free Cleaning Grants For Kinders

The Victorian Government is supporting kindergarten services during the coronavirus pandemic with new funding grants available to help with cleaning and hygiene costs in Term 2. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $2.6 million in grants would be made available for all early childhood..

New Sporting Facilities For Frankston North Students

Frankston North students are a step closer to having the first-rate elite sporting facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the next stage of works were underway at Monterey Secondary College, with the slab to be poured for..

Getting Our Kids Back Into The Classroom

Victorian government school students will begin a phased return to classrooms before the end of May, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that it is safe for the community to do so. Since the beginning of Term 2, most children in Victoria have been..

Helping Kinder Kids To Learn From Home

The Victorian Government is making extra resources available to kindergartens to help children learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $900,000 in grants for new programs and extra staffing at kinders not yet receiving funding..

Designs Unveiled For Alphington And Fairfield Schools

Alphington and Fairfield students are a step closer to getting upgraded sporting and learning facilities thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous today unveiled designs for upgrades at Alphington and Fairfield Primary Schools, which will see..

Top Students Honoured In Premier’s VCE Awards

Victoria’s best performing VCE students have been recognised with Premier’s VCE Awards, which were announced online today. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated the high-achieving students, celebrating their outstanding efforts. Winners included an award-winning young filmmaker, a singer who has already enjoyed international success, and..

Emergency Support For Victoria’s International Students

International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package that will help tens of thousands of people across our state. International students are a vital part of our education system, our economy and our..

Extra Devices And Internet Delivered For Remote Learning

An additional 21,000 internet dongles will be delivered to Victorian students thanks to an agreement between the Victorian Government and Telstra. Minister for Education James Merlino announced an extra 21,000 internet dongles will be available to help meet the significant demand for internet access from..