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Scholarships Awarded To Koorie Students

Twenty Koorie students have received $5,000 scholarships, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today presented the 2017 Marrung Education Scholarship Awards to students in recognition of their strong potential to succeed in their chosen career paths. The two-year Marrung Scholarships..

New Deal For Teachers To Support Our Best And Brightest

A new agreement between the Andrews Labor Government and Victoria’s teachers will see quality teaching and professional development back on the agenda. As well as providing extra support for teachers, the new Schools Enterprise Bargaining Agreement also ensures better conditions for education support staff and..

MEN’S SHEDS HELPING LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN MONBULK

Communities around Victoria are set to benefit from more Men’s Sheds, thanks to $879,000 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP said the grants will help communities provide a space for men to meet, reconnect and participate in their..

Launch Of The Independent Office To Resolve School Disputes

In an Australian-first, Victorian families will have access to an Independent Office responsible for resolving the most complex and difficult school disputes. Minister for Education James Merlino launched the new Independent Office for School Dispute Resolution at an event at Parliament today and said that..

Ride 2 School Day A Great Chance To Get Active

Students in the local area are being encouraged to cycle or walk to school as part of a great initiative to get active. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Billanook Primary School on National Ride2School Day to urge all students to find an active..

Beaumaris Secondary College Principal Announced

An inaugural principal has been appointed for Beaumaris Secondary College in Melbourne’s South East. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Phillip Dalidakis today announced that Debby Chaves will be the first principal of the new school. Opening in 2018, Beaumaris..

Moe And Morwell Volunteers Receive $30,000 Boost

Emergency service volunteers in Moe and Morwell are receiving a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Moe’s Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) unit to congratulate volunteers on their successful..

Gippsland Tech School Design Unveiled

Students across the Latrobe Valley are a step closer to getting a new Tech School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Federation Training’s Morwell Campus to unveil designs for the groundbreaking..

Getting It Done: Building Next Stage Of William Ruthven Secondary

Students at William Ruthven Secondary College are a step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in local schools. Minister for Education, James Merlino and Member for Preston, Robin Scott today visited William Ruthven Secondary College in..

School Sports Stars Shine

Victoria’s future sporting stars have been rewarded for their excellence at the Victorian School Sports Awards. Twins who have represented Victoria at national swimming competitions, a hockey player recognised for his potential to develop into a future Kookaburra, and a young diver who competed in..

Making Schools More Inclusive In The Education State

Schools across Victoria will receive a funding boost to support students with disabilities and special needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman today visited Jackson School in St Albans to announce that a..

Building School Pride In Ferny Creek

Families in Ferny Creek are a step closer to getting the first-rate school facilities their children deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Ferny Creek Primary School to announce that the school will receive $285,000 from the School..

Building The Education State In Point Cook

Students in Melbourne’s outer south west are starting the school year in a brand new school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Altona Jill Hennessy today officially cut the ribbon at Featherbrook P-9 College. It is one of ten brand new government schools..

Breaking Ground For Bigger, Better Wattle Glen Station

The Wattle Glen CFA fire station is receiving a $500,000 upgrade thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green were on site today to turn the first sod to mark the start of construction…

Building The Education State In Wallan

Students in Wallan are a step closer to getting the first-rate facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today turned the first sod to mark..