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Impressive New Sporting And Arts Facilities For Upwey High

Students and the wider community can now enjoy new first-rate performing arts and sports facilities at Upwey High School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to officially open its new multipurpose building, which includes a competition-grade..

New Kinder Hub Opens In Morwell

Morwell families will have access to more kindergarten places thanks to a new one-stop-shop bringing together kinder, school and family services at a single location. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the $6.5 million integrated children’s centre which is co-located at Morwell Central Primary..

Supporting The Kindergarten Building Boom In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping build and expand kindergarten facilities across the state as it gets on with rolling out Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Lucknow Primary School to announce a new kindergarten would be built at the school, helping..

New Certificates For Year 9 Learning Growth And Achievement

In an Australian first, the learning growth of Year 9 students in Victoria and their success in NAPLAN testing will be properly recognised, with the introduction of Year 9 Certificates of Achievement. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that certificates will be awarded to..

Improving Oversight And Safety In Boarding Schools

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new laws to ensure boarding schools are registered, regulated and safer for students. The Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020, introduced into Victorian Parliament this week, will expand the regulatory powers of the Victorian Registration..

Community To Have Their Say On Clifton Creek Primary

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging with students, families and the local community on the re-build of Clifton Creek Primary School following the devastating bushfires that destroyed the school. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened community consultation to gain insights that will help inform..

Grants Now Open For Education Week Activities

Not-for-profits across Victoria are invited to apply for grants to host science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themed activities as part of the 76th annual Education Week. The theme this year is ‘Celebrating STEM’ and all government schools are encouraged to join Education Week celebrations, opening..

Students To Get Mental Health Support After Bushfires

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students in areas worst hit by the summer’s bushfire have the mental health support they need. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the Mental Health Practitioners in Schools initiative will be rolled out to ten schools across East..

A New Early Learning Centre For Wycheproof Families

Wycheproof families will have access to a brand new integrated early learning centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Labor Government will provide $700,000 towards the new Wycheproof Early Learning Centre and will partner with Buloke Shire..

A Permanent Kinder For The Mallacoota Community

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure a permanent solution is found for the Mallacoota Kindergarten, after its building suffered significant water damage after the bushfires. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced up to $2.5 million will be provided to establish or reinstate a..

Strengthening Holocaust Education In Victorian Schools

All government secondary school students in years 9 and 10 will be taught about the Holocaust from this year, to tackle rising anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice in our schools and broader society. Minister for Education James Merlino today directed the Department of Education and Training..

Supporting Aboriginal Students With Their Career Pathways

More Victorian government Aboriginal school students are being supported to complete Year 11 and 12, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Marrung Education Scholarships program. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially awarded Marrung Education Scholarships for 2019 and 2020 to 40 Aboriginal students from Victorian..

Facilitating China-Based Students To Attend Year 11 And 12

Senior high school students who remain in China due to Australian travel restrictions have been offered a strict pathway to resume their studies in recognition of the importance of the final two years of school. Year 11 and Year 12 students who are completing their..

Supporting Our New Teachers To Be Their Best

New graduate teachers will get more support as they start their careers thanks to a new $73.4 million graduate teacher program being piloted by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the latest reform to revolutionise the way graduate teachers are..

Works Begin To Transform Education In Frankston North

Students in Frankston North are a step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today visited Mahogany Rise Primary School to turn the sod on the school’s..

State-Of-The-Art School For Reservoir East Students

Reservoir East Primary School students will benefit from a host of new facilities at their school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott visited the school today to officially open the major upgrades made possible..

Boosting School Facilities For Ringwood Senior Students

Students in Ringwood are a step closer to having the state-of-the-art senior secondary facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Ringwood Secondary College to inspect the construction of its new $5.5 million two-storey senior..

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..