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Minister Announces Boost To School Uniform Support Scheme

Minister for Education, James Merlino today announced that Year 7 government school students eligible for the Andrews Labor Government’s Camp, Sports and Excursions Fund will automatically receive a pack which includes the basic uniform items they need to start school. The pack contains a jumper,..

Acknowledging The Work Of Koorie Educators

Minister for Education James Merlino addressed the Koorie Conversations Conference today, acknowledging the critical role the Koorie Education Workforce plays in improving educational outcomes for children and young people. In making Victoria the Education State, the Andrews Labor Government is committed to providing a great..

Former Young Australian Of The Year To Be Tech Schools Ambassador

Minister for Education James Merlino today expanded on the Andrews Labor Government’s vision for Tech Schools and announced robotics communicator and entrepreneur Marita Cheng as Victoria’s Tech School Ambassador. Mr Merlino said Ms Cheng’s passion for science and engineering made her the perfect ambassador for..

Multiculturalism Advocate Wins VCE Leader Of The Year

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Victorian student Rachael Davies as VCE Leader of the Year at the 2015 VCE Leadership Awards ceremony. The VCE Leadership Awards recognise outstanding students who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities. The ceremony, held today..

Lynne Kosky Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the two recipients of the inaugural Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Scholarships. Aleks Radenovic from McClelland Secondary College in Frankston and Gemma-Mae Stemp from Kurunjang Secondary College in Melton were presented with their awards at today’s Victorian Senior Secondary..

Celebrating Victoria’s Specialist Teachers And Staff

Minister for Education James Merlino has congratulated all the winners of this year’s Principals’ Association of Specialist Schools (PASS) awards. Opening the awards on Friday night, Mr Merlino said the PASS awards were a chance to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those working with children..

Minister Supports Victorian Principals

Minister for Education James Merlino opened the Australian Principals Federation’s annual general meeting last night where he acknowledged the important role of principals in building the Andrews Labor Government’s Education State. The Labor Government is committed to supporting and empowering principals as part of the..

COMMUNITY TO DECIDE NEW LILYDALE CAMPUS NAME

Member for Monbulk James Merlino today launched a community competition to rename the former Swinburne Lilydale University site. Box Hill Institute was the successful bidder for the site following an RFP process and will reopen the former Swinburne campus, with classes set to start in..

New Community Learning Hub For Robinvale

Robinvale P-12 College is set to be transformed into a brand new community learning hub ready for 1 January 2016. It will have a new name and vision, and a focus on engaging both its students and the broader community in learning. The new community..

Minister Visits Gladstone Park Primary School

 Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today visited Gladstone Park Primary School to tour the school and meet staff and students. The school is set for a boost next year as it will receive $502,579 in equity funding, up from..

Building The Education State In Macedon

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Romsey Primary School in Macedon to discuss refurbishment plans, tour the school and meet staff and students. Romsey Primary School has received $112,000 of maintenance funding which the school is spending on..

Wandong Primary School Receives Funding Boost

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Wandong Primary School to discuss extra funding, tour the school and meet staff and students. The school is set for a boost next year of $99,662 in equity funding, up from nothing this year. This increase is part..

Minister Merlino Honours Long-Serving Catholic Principals

Minister for Education, James Merlino, has helped honour 11 principals from Melbourne Catholic schools for 20 years of service to Victorian students. Mr Merlino attended the Catholic Education Melbourne’s annual Celebration of Principalship last night, which recognises principals who have achieved 20 years of service…

Building Underway On $291m Project For 15 New Schools

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green have turned the first sod on one of the new school building projects that will provide the outstanding education and opportunities that local kids need to be their best. Getting building underway at..

Inner City Schools On Track

Minister for Education James Merlino will today meet with community members and education and architectural experts at an inner city schools event in Windsor. The event provides an opportunity for community members to learn  about the innovative and creative infrastructure design opportunities informing the development..

Continued Support For At Risk Young People

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the continuation of the School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) program for the next two years. The program targets at-risk ten to 18-year-olds who require early intervention to ensure they continue to be engaged and connected to education. It..

Clematis CFA gets new tanker in time for summer

A new light tanker will boost Clematis Fire Brigade’s fire fighting capacity this bushfire season, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government. Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino presented the brigade’s captain with the keys to the new tanker at a ceremony today,..