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Ferrars St Primary School On Track

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering a new primary school in Ferrars Street, after the former Liberal Government failed to provide any funding to build to a school and botched planning in Fisherman’s Bend. Minister for Education James Merlino today  joined Member..

Future Sports Stars Kicking Goals

Australia’s sports stars of tomorrow were celebrated today with Minister for Education James Merlino inducting twelve students from Maribyrnong Sports Academy into its Australian Representation Honour Wall. The students were recognised as a result of selection in national sports teams since the last induction in..

Building The Education State In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is refurbishing Delacombe Primary School and giving its students the best chance in life. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited the school to discuss the $2 million refurbishment, as part of a tour of..

Minister Visits Belgrave South Primary School

Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk, James Merlino, today visited Belgrave South Primary to give students an insight into life in the Andrews Labor Government. Mr Merlino spoke to Year 6 students about the Government’s areas of responsibility – including education, health, transport, housing..

Constitution A Hot Topic For Student Debate

Students from two schools in Melbourne’s northern suburbs today enjoyed their first taste of parliamentary debate as they battled it out in a regional forum. Minister for Education James Merlino delivered the closing address at the 2015 Regional Schools’ Constitution Convention following a day of..

Minister Officially Opens Dallas Campus Of Sirius College

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today officially opened the sixth campus of Sirius College, in Dallas. The first official campus of the non-denominational college opened in 1997 with 28 students. The college now has more than 2300 students from 25 different ethnic and religious backgrounds..

Minister Visits University Park Primary School

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited University Park Primary School in St Albans to tour the school and meet students and staff. The school’s strong focus on teaching literacy and numeracy has seen it develop a Love of Literacy program with 10 local early..

Labor Government Fixing Schools And Building The Education State

More than 150 public schools will share in $27 million to fix ageing buildings and infrastructure, Minister for Education James Merlino announced today. Almost 330 buildings at 153 schools will be renovated and refurbished so that Victoria’s children can receive a quality education in quality..

Have Your Say On Supporting Students With Special Needs

 Minister for Education James Merlino today invited Victorians to contribute their ideas to the review into the Program for Students with Disabilities. The Review – which started in July – is one of many significant commitments outlined in the Andrews Labor Government’s comprehensive Special Needs..

Victoria’s School Librarians Leading The Way On Digital Literacy

Minister for Education James Merlino today officially opened a conference set to showcase the role school libraries are playing in driving Victoria’s digital future and helping students to be their best. The School Library Association of Victoria’s ‘It’s a Digital World’ conference will explore all..

Outstanding Graduates To Make A Difference In Victorian Schools

Up to sixty-five of our best and brightest university graduates, from across a range of fields including law, economics and science, will bring their diverse skills to classrooms across Victoria next year as part of the Teach For Australia program. Minister for Education James Merlino..

New Fund Gives Students Their First-Ever Camp Experience

Twenty-eight children from Debney Meadows Primary School today set off on their first-ever school camp thanks to a $148.3 million Andrews Labor Government fund which helps cover the costs of school activities for disadvantaged families. Member for Essendon Danny Pearson  joined parents and staff to..