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Recognising Victoria’s Early Childhood Professionals

Victorians are being encouraged to recognise the outstanding work of early childhood professionals in improving the lives of young children by nominating an early childhood teacher or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney today announced nominations for the..

New Names For Schools Opening In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian communities the chance to have their say on the names of the new government schools opening next year. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Victorian School Building Authority would consult with local communities on naming..

Getting More Victorians Into Kindergarten Teaching

The Andrews Labor Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support early childhood teachers to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further $3.8 million..

Better Learning Facilities For Young People In Red Cliffs

Secondary students in Red Cliffs now have a modern, state-of-the-art learning environment, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $7.8 million transformation of Red Cliffs Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to open the redevelopment, which saw most original buildings at..

Helping Mildura Kids Get The Most Out Of Kindergarten

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Mildura children can attend a first-rate kindergarten, with high-quality facilities and better learning support. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited De Garis Kindergarten in Mildura, which has received $230,000 in school readiness funding and where construction of a..

Morrison Budget A Complete Failure For Victorian Kids

The Morrison minority government has delivered another federal budget that fails to fund schools fairly and confirms early childhood education funding will be cut from 2021. The Liberals have done nothing to rectify their dud school funding deal that funds public school kids less than..

KILSYTH NETBALL COURTS NOW UNDER COVER

Lilydale and Yarra Valley Netball Association will go in to this year’s netball season scoring high, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Pick My Project initiative. Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced the opening of the Pinks Reserve Netball Court Cover project in Kilsyth…

Mansfield Students Set To Excel With New Stem Building

Mansfield students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects are now benefitting from new facilities funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mansfield Secondary College for a tour of the school and to open the recently completed $3.4 million..

New Science Wing Opens For Sunbury Students

Staff and students at Sunbury College now have the state-of-the-art science facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Sunbury Josh Bull at Sunbury College today to open their new $3.5 million science wing. The redevelopment..

Striking A Chord In Victorian Classrooms

Students from across Victoria will have better access to quality music education thanks to a new music teacher mentoring program supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino said more than 125 teachers in 80 schools will be mentored in music teaching..

Premiers’ Reading Challenge Inspiring Kids To Read More

Victorian children and young people are preparing to take on the challenge to read more books – as the Premiers’ Reading Challenge gets underway. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2019, with thousands of avid readers expected to take part..

Victorian Liberals Back Morrison’s Dud School Deal

The Victorian Liberals have chosen to back their mates in Canberra rather than fight for fair school funding for public school kids. Shadow Education Minister Cindy McLeish told ABC radio this morning that the Andrews Labor Government should roll over to Scott Morrison’s demands, which..

Boosting Kindergarten Services In Ballarat

Work is now underway to upgrade the Girrabanya Children’s Centre due to investment by the Andrews Labor Government. This expansion will see Ballarat families have access to more kindergarten and childcare places. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the centre to tour the construction..

More VCE Subject Choices For Regional And Rural Students

Regional and rural students will soon have a greater choice in VCE subjects, thanks to a $1.2 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the VCE Collaboration Fund, which is part of a $22.6 million investment to give..

More Support For Swimming Lessons In Victorian Schools

Victorian schools will get even more support to improve the delivery of life-saving swimming and water safety programs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the introduction of swimming coordinators across every Victorian education area to support schools to..

Second Campus For Richmond High School Opens Doors

Richmond families can now access a new, state-of-the-art vertical secondary school, with the Griffiths Street campus of Richmond High School officially open. Today, Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Richmond Richard Wynne, Principal Colin Simpson and the Year 7 and 8 students and..

New Inner-City Primary School Opens Doors

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered a new, state-of-the-art education facility for inner city families, with South Melbourne Park Primary School opening its doors for the first time. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley joined staff and students to..

New Inner-City Primary School Opens Doors

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered a new, state-of-the-art education facility for inner city families, with South Melbourne Park Primary School opening its doors for the first time. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley joined staff and students to..