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A Permanent Kinder For The Mallacoota Community

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure a permanent solution is found for the Mallacoota Kindergarten, after its building suffered significant water damage after the bushfires. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced up to $2.5 million will be provided to establish or reinstate a..

Strengthening Holocaust Education In Victorian Schools

All government secondary school students in years 9 and 10 will be taught about the Holocaust from this year, to tackle rising anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice in our schools and broader society. Minister for Education James Merlino today directed the Department of Education and Training..

Supporting Aboriginal Students With Their Career Pathways

More Victorian government Aboriginal school students are being supported to complete Year 11 and 12, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Marrung Education Scholarships program. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially awarded Marrung Education Scholarships for 2019 and 2020 to 40 Aboriginal students from Victorian..

Facilitating China-Based Students To Attend Year 11 And 12

Senior high school students who remain in China due to Australian travel restrictions have been offered a strict pathway to resume their studies in recognition of the importance of the final two years of school. Year 11 and Year 12 students who are completing their..

Supporting Our New Teachers To Be Their Best

New graduate teachers will get more support as they start their careers thanks to a new $73.4 million graduate teacher program being piloted by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the latest reform to revolutionise the way graduate teachers are..

Works Begin To Transform Education In Frankston North

Students in Frankston North are a step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today visited Mahogany Rise Primary School to turn the sod on the school’s..

State-Of-The-Art School For Reservoir East Students

Reservoir East Primary School students will benefit from a host of new facilities at their school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott visited the school today to officially open the major upgrades made possible..

Boosting School Facilities For Ringwood Senior Students

Students in Ringwood are a step closer to having the state-of-the-art senior secondary facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Ringwood Secondary College to inspect the construction of its new $5.5 million two-storey senior..

Smile Squad To Visit Thousands More Students In 2020

Tens of thousands more Victorian school students will enjoy brighter smiles this year as the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Smile Squad free dental program gets underway. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minster for Health Jenny Mikakos today to announce a further 146 new..

Funding Boost For Community Language Schools

Hundreds of preschool children will soon get extra help to learn their mother tongue, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government as part of a $7.5 million funding boost for community language schools. Community language schools provide out-of-school-hours programs to help children learn or maintain their..

Community Has Their Say On Bass Coast Junior Campus

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging with students and families about the future design of Wonthaggi Secondary College’s new San Remo junior campus. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today released the community engagement report about the design of the..

Work Begins On Lilydale Plan To Transform High Schools

Students in Lilydale and the Upper Yarra region are a step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Lilydale High School,..

Swimming Certificate Numbers Boom

More Victorian students are getting the vital water safety and swimming skills they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced more than 26,000 Victorian Water Safety Certificates were awarded to students across Victoria in 2019. This is more..