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Brand New School Facilities For Bell Primary School

Students at Bell Primary School will soon enjoy brand new school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos today visited Bell Primary School to announce $2 million in funding to deliver the..

Fire Services Response Data Published For The First Time

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the publication of fire services response data for the first time. Data from both the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Country Fire Authority will now be published every quarter – starting today – as part of the Labor Government’s..

Lilydale Families To Benefit From New School Facilities

Students in the Yarra Valley will soon enjoy new and refurbished senior school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino returned to his former school Mount Lilydale Mercy College on Friday to announce that the school will receive a $2..

Victorian Education Excellence Award Winners

Some of Victorian’s best schools, principals and teachers have been recognised at the 2017 Victorian Education Excellence Awards. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated all award winners at a ceremony in Melbourne on Friday night. A principal using education to lift student outcomes, a primary..

Pipeline Proposal A Step Closer For Yarra Valley Growers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a proposal to pipe recycled water to wine makers in the Coldstream and Gruyere area, to secure their water supply and help them produce more wine. Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today met..

Marrung Scholarships Open Pathways To Excellence

Twenty Victorian students will share in $100,000 in scholarships, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today announced that applications are open for the 2018 Marrung Education Scholarship Awards. Twenty two-year scholarships worth $5,000..

Inner North Families To Benefit From School Upgrade

Students in Melbourne’s inner north will enjoy brand new school facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos today visited Thornbury High School to announce a $5 million funding boost to upgrade and..

Works To Start On Beaufort School Upgrade

Construction will begin on a $5 million upgrade of Beaufort Secondary College this December giving students state-of-the-art science and computer facilities to learn in. Minister for Education James Merlino today inspected the site where construction will take place, ahead of works beginning. The project, expected..

Students Step Back In Time At Sovereign Hill’s New School

Sovereign Hill’s newest costume school is officially open thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $8 million investment to upgrade the popular attraction. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the Wesleyan Day School which is Sovereign Hill’s fifth costumed school and has been developed to..

Be Part Of Something Spectacular

Auditions for next year’s Victorian State Schools Spectacular will soon get underway with registrations now open. Minister for Education James Merlino today encouraged schools and students to apply, saying it was a unique opportunity for them to showcase their talent and become involved in one..

First Glimpse At New Docklands Primary School

The initial designs for the new Docklands Primary School have been revealed, giving local families a glimpse at what the school will look like. Minister for Education James Merlino today released the community engagement report, masterplan and design renders for the 3-storey school, which will..

More Help For Students Through Mentoring

More young people will be encouraged to remain engaged in education or training through an expansion of the successful Student Mentoring Program. Minister for Education James Merlino and Parliamentary Secretary for Education Judith Graley officially launched round two of the program today – with applications..

Victorian China Program Wins Top Education Award

The ground-breaking Victorian Young Leaders to China Program has won a prestigious national award for excellence in international education. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated the students and staff involved in the program, which is at the heart of the Victoria-China education relationship. The program..

Giving Victorian Students a Voice

Schools, students and teachers from across Victoria have been recognised for their work giving students the opportunity to have their say. Minister for Education James Merlino recently presented the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) Recognition Awards to students, teachers and principals at a ceremony in..

Fire Action Week: Stay Safe This Fire Season

Victoria’s firefighters are getting the support they need to keep the community safe this fire season, with Fire Action Week kicking off today. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today to launch the annual fire-planning..

Trained Literacy Leaders To Boost Student Performance

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all Victorian students have access to the best literacy teaching standards. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that every government primary school will have a trained literacy leader, with new workshops available for teachers and principals. The Literacy..

Funding Boost For Kyneton CFA Firefighters

CFA brigades in Kyneton and surrounding areas have received a $110,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help them protect local communities. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Kyneton Fire Station to switch on..

New Classrooms And Facilities For Gisborne Students

Families in Gisborne are a step closer to having the modern classrooms and teaching facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today toured the Gisborne Primary School to discuss designs for its..