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Empowering Students To Help Stop Violence

Victorian school students will learn about the impact of violence and coward punches through a series of Be Wise Education presentations, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $150,000 investment to support the Pat Cronin Foundation to expand its Be Wise Education program…

Topping Out At New Fishermans Bend Secondary School

Families in one of Melbourne’s newest urban renewal communities are a step closer to having an exciting new vertical school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Albert Park Martin Foley and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today..

Students Receive First-Round University And TAFE Offers

The hard work of tens of thousands of Victorian students has paid off today with the release of first-round university and TAFE offers. Today more than 48,670 main round offers have been made to students for undergraduate and vocational courses in 2021. Minister for Education..

More Support For Victorians With Eating Disorders

Victorians experiencing eating disorders will get the care, support and treatment they need – earlier and faster. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today visited Box Hill Hospital to open their new 9 bed, Adult Mental Health Unit and to announce that the Andrews Labor..

More Students To Benefit From School Breakfast Clubs

The School Breakfast Clubs program has reached a milestone with 1,000 schools now participating across Victoria, allowing more students to learn with a full stomach and get the most out of school. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 1,000 schools will be a part..

The Wait Is Over For VCE And VCAL Students

More than 64,800 Victorian students will receive their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) results from 7am today after an unprecedented year for students. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney acknowledged that this had been an extraordinary year for..

Site Secured And Builder Appointed For New San Remo Campus

Students on the Bass Coast are one step closer to getting new modern learning facilities after the Andrews Labor Government secured land for a new junior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College to be built in San Remo. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for..

More Mental Health Support In More Primary Schools

More primary school students will get the mental health support they need when they need it in 2021. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced an additional 15 primary schools will join the Mental Health in Primary Schools pilot – a partnership with the Murdoch..

All 2021 New Schools Built Ready For Students To Attend

Thousands of students will start 2021 in new schools, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to open 100 new schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that works on all 14 new primary and secondary schools for 2021 had now been completed..

Construction Shortlist For State Basketball Centre

Construction of the $130 million State Basketball Centre expansion is set to begin mid-year with four companies today invited to submit detailed submissions to build the game-changing project. The addition of 10 new indoor courts will serve grassroots and elite basketball players and make the..

Oberon High School Site Ready For Students In 2021

Students in the southern Geelong region will soon have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities following the completion of a new campus for Oberon High School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the site of the new campus in..

Name Announced For New School In South Gisborne

The new primary school being built in Gisborne South by the Andrews Labor Government has been named following community consultation. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today announced that the primary school will be known as Willowbank Primary School when..

New ‘HOPE’ Suicide Prevention Service Opens In Shepparton

Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the beginning of the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) service in the Greater Shepparton region. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $27.3 million to expand HOPE services state-wide, extend its service hours and referral pathways, and develop..

Topping Out At New Shepparton Secondary School

Shepparton students and families are a step closer to having the state-of-the-art secondary school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today attended a “topping out” ceremony at the building site of Greater Shepparton Secondary College, marking the..

Non-Government Schools To Share In Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Catholic and independent school students benefit from its record investment in infrastructure, through a new round of its $402 million contribution to fund upgrades for the non-government school sector. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications for round..

Upgrading Hopetoun P-12 College Brick By Brick

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring students in the Mallee will benefit from the largest school infrastructure investment in Victoria’s history. Minister for Education James Merlino visited Hopetoun P-12 College to discuss the $9.53 million upgrade which will modernise the entire school and deliver better..

MONBULK SCHOOLS SHARE IN OVER $8.6M MAINTENANCE FUNDS BOOST

Monbulk students will be among those at 90 schools across the state to benefit from having maintenance works carried out at their school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that schools across Monbulk will share in more..

TARGETING WEEDS AND PESTS IN THE YARRA RANGES

The war on weeds in the Yarra Ranges has been given a boost with funding from the Victorian Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP has welcomed $35,248 funding from this year’s round of Local Government Victoria’s Roadside Weeds and Pests Fund. Local Government Minister..