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PROTECTING THE HELMETED HONEYEATER

The Helmeted Honeyeater are big winners in the Victorian Budget 2016/17 with $400,000 to help protect and grow populations of Victoria’s bird emblem. The funding will be used to purchase land for new habitat.   The Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater Group have explored several suitable..

Planning Work To Begin At Valkstone Primary School

Planning will now get underway at Valkstone Primary School following the announcement that it is one of 35 schools to share in a $12 million school planning fund. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today visited Valkstone Primary..

Celebrating Sister Acts At The Premier’s VCE Awards

The Premier’s VCE Awards were a sister act this year, with hearing-impaired sisters and guitar-strumming identical twins recognised for their outstanding achievements. A total of 289 Victorian students received 312 awards across 83 subjects today, including 283 Study Awards, 26 Top All-Round VCE High Achiever..

Building Blitz To Upgrade Schools, Help Students, And Create Jobs

New buildings, new upgrades and entirely new schools will be delivered under the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2016/17. Education is the cornerstone to ensuring every Victorian child can meet their potential. Our kids can’t get a first-rate education in second-rate classrooms. That’s why the..

Rural And Regional Schools Finally Get The Funding They Deserve

The  Andrews Labor Government is ending the neglect of secondary schools in regional and rural Victoria. As part of the Victorian Budget 2016/17, every single secondary school classified as being in the worst condition will receive funding for a much needed upgrade. Across regional and..

MODERN BUILDINGS ON THE WAY FOR MOOROOLBARK EAST PRIMARY SCHOOL

Students at Mooroolbark East Primary School will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State. The Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced $2.4 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go towards an upgrade to..

PLANNING AN EXCITING FUTURE FOR UPWEY HIGH SCHOOL

Upwey High School will be able to get on and plan a more exciting future, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk and Minister for Education James Merlino MP today announced that the school will now be able to get started..

Planning An Exciting Future For Abbotsford Primary School

Abbotsford Primary School will be able to plan a more exciting future, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today announced that the school will now be able to get on with the..

Modern Buildings On The Way For Parktone Primary School

Students at Parktone Primary School will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson MP today announced $4 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go..

Better Buildings Thanks To School Pride At Skye Primary School

Students and teachers at Skye Primary School will soon be able to enjoy upgraded buildings and other facilities after receiving a School Pride grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The funding, worth $60,000, was announced today by Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for..

Modern Facilities For McClelland Secondary College

Students, teachers and parents at McClelland Secondary College are celebrating with news that modern buildings are on the way. The Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke MP yesterday announced $5.8 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go towards an upgrade to the school’s ageing facilities, including a..

LABOR GOVERNMENT UPGRADING MONBULK SPORTS FIELD LIGHT

The Andrews Labor Government is improving the Monbulk Sports Field, giving local players and their families the great facilities they deserve. James Merlino MP, Sate Member for Monbulk today announced a $80,000 Country Football Netball Grant, which gives Monbulk Football and Netball club opportunities to..

New Outdoor Learning Space For Scoresby Primary School

Scoresby Primary School unveiled its new central canopy structure today, which creates a new heart for the campus by linking its main buildings with a shaded multipurpose outdoor area. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Scoresby Primary School to open the new $392,000 central..

Promoting Respectful Relationships In Our Schools And Kinders

The Andrews Labor Government will significantly strengthen the delivery of a respectful relationships program across Victorian schools and early years services with a $21.8 million investment in the 2016/17 Budget. The program promotes positive attitudes and behaviours among children and young people and is aimed..