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Work Begins On New Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School

Construction has begun on the new Tech School in Melbourne’s outer North East, fully funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eltham Vicki Ward and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines  today turned the first sod on the new Banyule-Nillumbik..

Start Of Construction On Victoria’s Next Tech School

Construction has begun on a new Tech School in Melbourne’s south east, fully funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Parliamentary Secretary for Education Judith Graley, Member for Narre Warren Luke Donnellan, Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera and Member for Dandenong..

New STEAM And Sports Facilities For Bentleigh Students

Construction is underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive upgrade of Bentleigh Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today to turn the first sod on the  $13.4 million upgrade, which includes a new science, technology, engineering, arts and..

$5.9 Million Program To Keep Kids In School

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting all of the recommendations of the Victorian Ombudsman’s report on government school expulsions to help Victorian principals and teachers keep more kids in school and out of trouble. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new $5.9 million..

Improving Health And Wellbeing Support For Principals

Better mental health support will be the first priority in a plan to improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s more than 1,500 government school principals. Minister for Education James Merlino today released a discussion paper to engage Victorian principals on a strategy to boost..

Fairer Model For Cleaning Our Schools

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a fairer schools cleaning contract model that will ensure schools get consistent, high quality services and cleaners are paid properly. It comes after multiple investigations within the past 12 months have found vulnerable staff were being underpaid and mistreated…

Funding Boost To Natural Disaster Resilience Across Victoria

Minster for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced $10 million in funding to enhance Victoria’s preparedness for natural disasters. Minister Keenan said the funding is part of the joint Commonwealth-State $52 million National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Natural..

MONBULK SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN MATH OLYMPIAD

Member for Monbulk James Merlino today met with local students who will participate in the 12th World Cup of World Mathematical Olympiad to be held in Beijing, China in August this year. The students from Billanook and Mooroolbark East Primary School will be challenged to..

New School Buildings For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.1 million in brand new buildings for Latrobe Valley schools. Minister for Education James Merlino made the announcement today during a visit to Yallourn North Primary School. Yallourn North Primary School will receive $1.5 million and Moe South Street..

A New School For Families In Melbourne’s South East

Families in Melbourne’s South East will soon enjoy a brand new primary school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the Sandy Road school site to see how construction is progressing. Gum Scrub Creek’s new $13 million primary school..

Labor Government Investment In Schools Getting Results

New NAPLAN data released today shows the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in the state’s schools is boosting student performance across almost every learning area. The preliminary 2017 NAPLAN results show the proportion of Victorian students in the top bands for numeracy and reading has increased across..

New Tech School For Geelong One Step Closer

Students in Geelong are a step closer to a brand new Tech School that will give them the skills the need for the jobs of the future. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today turned the first sod to mark..

BUILDING THE EDUCATION STATE IN MOOROOLBARK

A new school hall, upgraded learning spaces and improved drainage works are on track at Mooroolbark East Primary School thanks to a Andrews Labor Government commitment totalling $3.68 million. Minister for Education James Merlino today toured the Taylor Road school campus to see first-hand how..

Doctor On Campus At Patterson River Secondary College

Students at Patterson River Secondary College and right across the state will be able to access health advice, treatment and support thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Doctors in Secondary Schools Program. Minister for Education James Merlino and the Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny announced..

Funding Boost For Cardinia Schools

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $4.15 million to improve facilities at three schools in the Shire of Cardinia. Education Minister James Merlino visited Pakenham Hills Primary School today to announce the funding from the $50 million Shared Facilities Fund. The fund helps build new,..

Students across Wyndham are a step closer to a high-tech, innovative learning centre that will equip them with the skills they need for the jobs of the future. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today turned the first sod of..

Student Voice For Student Engagement

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) to help make student voice a priority and empower students to fully participate in school life. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced funding of $132,000 for a new online resource centre,..

New Technology To Keep Victorian Schools At The Cutting Edge

The Andrews Labor Government is giving schools the latest digital equipment — like robots, virtual reality goggles and 3D scanners – to keep kids at the forefront of emerging technology and equip them for the jobs of the future. Visiting Mount Alexander College and observing..