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Celebrating Excellence In Victorian Schools

A school raising the career aspirations of young people and a primary teacher who is passionate about increasing women in STEM education and careers are among the finalists of this year’s Victorian Education Excellence Awards. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the 28 finalists across..

Helping Victorian Students: VCAL Scholarships Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government is offering a helping hand to students facing financial barriers to completing their education and training. Minister for Education James Merlino today encouraged Victorian students to apply for a Lynne Kosky Memorial Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Scholarship. Students aged..

Improving Education In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government is drawing up a blue print for improving education across Shepparton and Mooroopna through a new education plan. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the second stage of community consultation in the development of the Shepparton Education Plan – a..

Victorian Students Rise To The Challenge

Thousands of children and young people from across Victoria have spent the past few months enjoying their favourite books as part of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today congratulated more than 250,000 participants..

Anything Is Possible For State School Students

After months of rehearsals, thousands of dance steps and hours of singing, the curtain goes up on the Victorian State Schools Spectacular today. Opening the Spectacular today, Minister for Education James Merlino said the theme of “Anything is Possible” explored themes of creativity, freedom of..

New School Buildings For Two Geelong Schools

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $4.5 million in Highton Primary School and Fyans Park Primary School as part of its program to remove asbestos from old school buildings, and replace them with brand new ones. Minister for Education James Merlino made the announcement today..

Out With The Old, In With The New: Brand New Classrooms

The Andrews Labor Government will demolish old, asbestos ridden buildings at ten Victorian schools and replace them with brand new, state-of-the-art classrooms as part of a $16.25 million boost. The Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos at Southmoor Primary..

Upgrade Works Start At The Basin

Students at The Basin Primary School will soon have the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve thanks to a $7.2 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Education Minister James Merlino today turned the first sod on the $5.2 million Stage 1 of the project..

Bayles School To Get New $400,000 Building

Bayles Regional Primary School is getting a new modular multi-purpose room to replace older classrooms containing asbestos. The Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the primary school in Bayles to announce the $400,000 building to replace former classrooms, an art room and toilets that..

Moving Forward With Fire Services Reform

The Andrews Labor Government supports all substantive recommendations of the Select Committee Inquiry into fire services reforms and will act on all concerns raised by the Inquiry. The  Government response to the Select Committee Inquiry was tabled today and accepts or accepts-in-principle nine of the..

Record Firefighting Fleet To Keep Victorians Safe

Victoria’s firefighting aircraft fleet will be bigger and better this coming fire season, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $13.42 million to deliver Victoria’s largest ever firefighting fleet this summer. This will include two Large Air Tankers..

New Qualification For Aspiring Future School Leaders

Victoria’s aspiring school leaders will now have access to a new qualification that will help them prepare for the role of principal. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the new Graduate Certificate of Principal Preparation at the opening of the 2017 UP Program at..

Expanding Kindergarten Places For Dandenong Ranges Families

Families in the Yarra Ranges will have access to bigger and better kindergartens, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today visited Kallista Kindergarten to officially open the new expanded centre, cutting a special paper-chain celebratory ribbon created..

Transforming Education In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government has today released the Shepparton Education Plan What We Heard report detailing findings from the first phase of community engagement. The report found young people in the area face issues that are varied and complex, including basic literacy and numeracy skills, wellbeing, facilities..