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Healthy Eating On The Menu At Victorian Schools

Fresh produce, home gardening and healthy eating will be on the table for more Victorian students with the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.5 million investment in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. Visiting Elwood Primary School this morning to taste the fruits of the students’ labour,..

VCAA Guidelines

Decisions regarding what is included in the approved booklist and playlist are made by the VCAA and not myself as Minister or by the Government, as is appropriate. No books or plays have been banned or removed. The VCAA selection panel applies a set of..

Recognising Victoria’s Longest-Serving Teachers

Hundreds of Victorian teachers were recognised today for their long-serving dedication to students and families, at the Recognition of Service to Victorian Education awards. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated just under 400 staff being honoured for 40, 45 and 50 years of service to..

A New Roof For Fitzroy Primary School

Students and teachers at Fitzroy Primary School are celebrating a new roof, thanks to a $353,000 contribution from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today visited Fitzroy Primary School to join in the celebrations,  tour the..

Building The Education State In Cranbourne And Keysborough

Students in Cranbourne and Keysborough were big winners in Victorian Budget 2016/17 and will now enjoy the facilities they deserve thanks to an unprecedented investment in Victorian schools. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera began the day at Cranbourne Secondary..

Building The Education State In Clayton And Bentleigh

Students in Clayton and Bentleigh were big winners in Victorian Budget 2016/17 and will now enjoy the facilities they deserve thanks to an unprecedented investment in Victorian schools. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Clarinda Hong Lim today visited Westall Secondary College to..

Building The Education State In Bendigo West

Students in Bendigo were big winners in Victorian Budget 2016/17 and will now enjoy the facilities they deserve thanks to an unprecedented investment in Victorian schools. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited local schools to meet staff..

Building The Education State In Frankston And Carrum

Students in Frankston and Carrum were big winners in Victorian Budget 2016/17 and will now enjoy the facilities they deserve thanks to an unprecedented investment in Victorian schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Frankston schools with Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke to meet..

Keeping Victorian Teenagers In School

The Andrews Labor Government is working to keep more students in school right across Victoria with the launch of the new $8.6 million pilot program Navigator. Navigator will help meet the key Education State target of halving the proportion of students leaving school early from..

Schools Get In Tune With New Instruments

Victorian schools have received grants of up to $5000 under Round One of the Musical Instrument Grants program. Minister for Education, James Merlino today announced the 43 schools to receive grants that will purchase more than 270 pieces of musical equipment. Instruments that will be..

A Big Boost For STEM, Music And School Infrastructure

Schools in the Central Goldfields will receive a big boost with more support announced for students studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and music, as well as important upgrades for school infrastructure. At an event at Maryborough Education Centre, Minister for Education James Merlino..

More Support For Students Seeking Work Placements

A new website will provide information about Structured Workplace Learning placements, helping Victorian students find work opportunities. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the new Structured Workplace Learning portal that will provide vital support to students, helping them take the first step towards their..

Turnbull Is Walking Away From Victorian Schools

Last night’s Federal Budget was a bitter pill to swallow for Victorian students and their families. At my request, the Department of Education has undertaken an analysis to outline the impact of the Turnbull Government’s cuts to education announced in this Budget, including its shameful..

Applications Open For Doctors In Secondary Schools

Students at 100 Victorian government secondary schools will have regular access to a doctor and the healthcare they need. Minister for Education James Merlino today invited almost 200 secondary schools across Victoria to apply to participate in the Doctors in Secondary Schools program, which will..