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Smile Squad To Visit Thousands More Students In 2020

Tens of thousands more Victorian school students will enjoy brighter smiles this year as the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Smile Squad free dental program gets underway. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minster for Health Jenny Mikakos today to announce a further 146 new..

Funding Boost For Community Language Schools

Hundreds of preschool children will soon get extra help to learn their mother tongue, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government as part of a $7.5 million funding boost for community language schools. Community language schools provide out-of-school-hours programs to help children learn or maintain their..

Community Has Their Say On Bass Coast Junior Campus

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging with students and families about the future design of Wonthaggi Secondary College’s new San Remo junior campus. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today released the community engagement report about the design of the..

Work Begins On Lilydale Plan To Transform High Schools

Students in Lilydale and the Upper Yarra region are a step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Lilydale High School,..

Swimming Certificate Numbers Boom

More Victorian students are getting the vital water safety and swimming skills they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced more than 26,000 Victorian Water Safety Certificates were awarded to students across Victoria in 2019. This is more..

Wonthaggi Secondary College Unveils New Campus

Bass Coast students now have world-class facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today..

Grayling Primary School Opens Doors

Students in one of Victoria’s fastest-growing areas have a brand-new school to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for..

Lucas Primary School Opens Doors

Students in Ballarat have a brand-new school to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today..

Back To School For One Million Students

Students in one of Victoria’s biggest growth areas have a brand-new school to learn in thanks to the Andrew Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member..

Universal Three-Year-Old Kinder Arrives In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reform to early childhood education has arrived, as hundreds of children in regional Victoria start Three-Year-Old Kindergarten from today. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined early childhood staff, children and families at Leongatha Children’s Centre to mark its first..

Supporting Victorian Schools Through Bushfire Recovery

Families, children, students and teachers affected by the ongoing bushfires will get the additional support they need as they head back to school and kindergarten in 2020 thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $13.45 million package to support..

Supporting Victorian Schools Through Bushfire Recovery

Families, children, students and teachers affected by the ongoing bushfires will get the additional support they need as they head back to school and kindergarten in 2020 thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $13.45 million package to support..

Prep Bags To Help Kids Thrive On First Day At School

Every Prep student in government schools will start their education with a new library bag and bundle of books to spark the joy of reading, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled the new Prep bags, which are being..

Consultation Kicks Off On Design Of New Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families a say in the design of eight schools set to open in some of state’s fastest-growing communities in 2022. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened community consultation to gain insights that will inform the design of: Bridge..

Land Brings Primary School For Kalkallo A Step Closer

Families in Melbourne’s growing northern suburbs are a step closer to having an exciting new local school, after land was secured to build Kalkallo Common Primary School (interim name). Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that land at Sequoia Drive, Kalkallo has been purchased..

Docklands Primary School Tops Out

Docklands families are a step closer to getting a state-of-the-art vertical school thanks to the Andrews Labor Government with Docklands Primary School’s main structures now topped out and complete. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today visited the $19.8..

Building Underway At Fishermans Bend Secondary School

Families living in one of Melbourne’s newest urban renewal communities are a step closer to having an exciting new vertical school, after work got underway on the new Fishermans Bend Secondary School today. Minister for Education James Merlino turned the first sod on the project..

Builder For World-Class School Facilities In Shepparton

Shepparton families are one step closer to having the state-of-the-art secondary school facilities they deserve, with the Andrews Labor Government appointing a builder to commence work on the new Greater Shepparton Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd has..