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Backing Our SES Volunteers In Emerald

Some of the busiest State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in the state, Emerald SES, will soon have a brand new unit, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited Emerald SES to announce $1.8 million to build the new..

First Principal Appointed For Bannockburn P-12

The inaugural principal has been appointed to the soon to be opened Bannockburn P-12. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Rob Nelson as the principal of the brand new school. Opening in 2018, Bannockburn P-12 will accommodate..

Principal Appointed For North Geelong School

An inaugural principal has been appointed to lead North Geelong Special Development School. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Lara John Eren today announced that Suzanne Armstrong will be the principal of the new school. Opening in 2018, North Geelong Special Development School..

Top VCE Students Recognised

Young, innovative and vocal – this year’s Premier’s VCE Award winners are destined for great futures. Minister for Education James Merlino presented the students with their awards at a ceremony today and congratulated them on their hard work. The awards recognise young Victorians who have..

Funding Boost For Shepparton CFA Volunteers

CFA volunteers in the Greater Shepparton region will receive a $125,000 funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Mooroopna CFA fire station to congratulate volunteers on their successful grants under the $15 million Emergency Services..

New Sporting Education Opportunities For Victorian Kids

Victorian students will have new opportunities to pursue careers in the sport and recreation industry through the Sports Education and Development Australia (SEDA) College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the College’s North Melbourne Football Club campus to announce that SEDA College is now..

Giving Students More Opportunities In The South East

A new performing arts centre at Mordialloc College was officially opened today providing more opportunities for students in the South East to excel at school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson toured the state-of-the-art facility today which includes specialist drama..

New South Warrandyte Fire Station Opens

A new fire station for South Warrandyte was officially opened by Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today. With improved facilities and more space, the South Warrandyte Fire Brigade is well equipped to continue keeping this community safe. The new $6.8m building is staffed 24 hours..

Bendigo Students A Step Closer To A New Tech School

Around 8,500 local students will soon be using the latest technology, including an audio visual green screen room, as part of their regular education. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today unveiled Bendigo..

Victoria Not Proceeding With NAPLAN Online In 2017

Victorian schools will not be taking part in an online trial of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) this year. Education Services Australia (ESA) has been unable to resolve technological issues that are affecting NAPLAN Online’s platform and supporting technology in time to..

First Tech School Opens In Yarra Ranges

Around 12,000 local students will soon be using the latest technology, including robotics and virtual reality, as part of their everyday education. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today..

Armstrong Creek Education Precinct Principal Announced

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Armstrong Creek Education Precinct in the booming area south of Geelong. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney have announced that Evan Savage will be the first principal of the brand new..

Ballarat Emergency Volunteers $122,000 Funding Boost

Emergency services volunteers in Ballarat are receiving a $122,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited the Ballarat Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) unit to congratulate volunteers on their successful grants..

Final Designs For Ballarat Tech School Unveiled

Students in the Ballarat region are a step closer to getting a brand new Tech School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited Federation University Australia’s SMB Campus in Ballarat to unveil designs..

Demolition Works Pave Way For Brand New CFA Station

Edithvale is a step closer to receiving a new CFA station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today donned their hard hats for a tour of the site, which will be transformed into..

Demolition Works Pave Way For New Prahran High School

Families in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs will soon have access to a brand new school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Philip Dalidakis today visited the Prahran High School site to start the demolition..

New Docklands School Takes Shape

Docklands families are a step closer to having a brand new primary school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan and Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos today announced that the new Docklands school will..