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Funding To Help Bushfire Impacted Kinders

Early childhood services impacted by last summer’s devastating bushfires will benefit from initiatives to help communities recover and receive trauma support. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $500,000 to establish an Early Childhood Bushfire Recovery Grants program – a dedicated pool of relief early childhood educators..

Upgrading Monbulk Schools Brick By Brick

More students in Monbulk will soon have access to the first-class classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Monbulk Primary School. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that Harris HMC Constructions has been appointed to complete the upgrade, which will..

Centre To Deliver STEM Excellence For Students

Victorian secondary students will train for the jobs of tomorrow in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at a new specialist centre, under a partnership between the Victorian Government and the University of Melbourne. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training and Skills..

School Camps To Return For Regional And Rural Victoria

School camps will return in Term 4 along with face-to-face learning for schools in regional and rural Victoria, following health advice that they are safe to resume. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that camps will be limited to single schools and can only..

Names For New Schools Opening In 2021 Revealed

The names of the new schools the Victorian Government is building and opening in 2021 have now been chosen. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled the official names for 12 new schools, following consultation with local communities. The new school names will replace their interim..

More Mental Health Support For Victorian Students

More Victorian secondary school students will soon have access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the timeline for the 2021 roll-out for Victorian government secondary schools across the state that will..


A top of the range sports pavilion, a skatepark upgrade and an eco-friendly energy project are coming to the Yarra Ranges thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane, Member for Monbulk James Merlino and Member for..

Kinder Upgrades Across The State

The Victorian Government is repairing, expanding and building new kinders so every child can access Three-Year-Old kinder as the ground-breaking program rolls out across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 13 projects across Victoria that will share in more than $13.8 million..

Building Better, Safer Schools Across Victoria

The Victorian Government will deliver vital maintenance and safety works at more than 400 schools to support jobs and local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and improve facilities for students and staff across Victoria. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced hundreds of schools will..