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VICSES COMMUNITY DAY SEES NEW EMERALD UNIT A STEP CLOSER

The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) Emerald Unit opened its doors this afternoon, hosting a Community Day where members of the public and volunteers came together to discuss plans for the unit’s new facility at 277-287 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald. Member for Monbulk James Merlino thanked..

OLINDA WELCOMES NEW NATURE BASED PLAYSPACE

Families in Olinda celebrated today as the new nature-based place space was officially opened at the former Olinda Public Golf course, signalling the completion of the first stage of redevelopment. This Playspace is a $1.8 million investment into Olinda’s recreational environment and is stage one..

Upgraded Classrooms For Castlemaine Primary School

Castlemaine students now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited Castlemaine Primary School to open its just over $500,000 upgrade, which includes..

New Classrooms And Facilities For Moonee Valley Schools

Students across Moonee Valley now have better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson today visited Ascot Vale Primary School and Strathmore Primary School to open the new..

New Fishermans Bend Secondary School Takes Shape

Inner city families are a step closer to having an exciting new local school, with designs for the new Fishermans Bend Secondary School released today by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Albert Park Martin Foley released designs for the school and announced early site..

Consultation Kicks Off To Boost Regional Student Outcomes

The Andrews Labor Government is beginning consultation with regional communities across the state to address the challenges facing students in regional and rural Victoria. Minister for Education James Merlino established the Expert Advisory Panel for Rural and Regional Students to examine why regional students are..

Daylesford Secondary College Unveils $10 Million Upgrade

Students from Daylesford and surrounding areas now have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and the Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Daylesford Secondary College to open its $10 million..

Language Program Kicks Off In 100 Kindergartens

One hundred kindergarten services across the state have recruited teachers and educators to start delivering language programs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Wendouree Children’s Services in Ballarat to celebrate the milestone for the $17.9 million Early Childhood..

Community Invited To Have A Say On 2020 School Names

Victorian communities are being invited to have their say on the naming of 10 new government schools opening in their local areas in 2020, as community consultation on these new schools gets underway across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino announced that community members..

Mobile Phones To Be Banned Next Year In All State Schools

Mobile phones will be banned for all students at Victorian state primary and secondary schools from Term 1 2020, to help reduce distraction, tackle cyber bullying and improve learning outcomes for students. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the reform at McKinnon Secondary College,..

Premiers’ Reading Challenge Sweeps Across The State

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is sweeping across the state, with more than 250,000 children taking up the challenge to read more books and open their eyes and imaginations to the world. Since launching in March this year more than 250,000 students and almost 900..

Boosting Student Outcomes In Regional And Rural Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further action to address challenges facing students in regional Victoria and to bridge the divide between regional and metropolitan schools. Minister for Education James Merlino has today ordered the establishment of an Expert Advisory Panel for Rural and Regional..

Bigger And Better Classrooms For Koonung Secondary

Students in Mont Albert North will soon enjoy new modern learning spaces and have access to the first-rate school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Box Hill Paul Hamer today visited Koonung Secondary College..

Making Kindergartens More Inclusive For All Children

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kindergartens upgrade their playgrounds and buildings and buy new equipment to support children with additional needs. Minister for Education James Merlino and the Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous today visited Annie Dennis Children’s Centre in Northcote to launch..

Moving Towards Better Principal Health And Wellbeing

An independent report has found that the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian school principals is improving thanks to a new Strategy and suite of support initiatives undertaken by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government has invested $51 million over four years to extend..

Investing In Infrastructure For Victoria’s Kinder Roll-Out

The Andrews Labor Government is building and investing in infrastructure to support the roll-out of universal kindergarten for all three-year-olds in the state. Minister for Education James Merlino, Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Sonya Kilkenny and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today visited the Pakenham..

BELGRAVE LOCALS INVITED TO DROP IN SESSION ON NEW CAR PARK

Belgrave residents are invited to help shape the design for Belgrave Station’s new multi-deck car park – being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government – at community information sessions on Thursday 13 and Thursday 20 June 2019. Locals will have an opportunity to ask questions..

Delivering Upgrades To Non-Government Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure all school students benefit from a record investment in education infrastructure, with a $402 million contribution for upgrades for the non-government school sector. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll today visited Ave Maria..