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Back To School: Slow Down And Cross Safely

Drivers are being urged to slow down and be cautious around school zones next week as the back to school rush gets underway. Reduced speed limits will be back in place outside schools across Victoria from Tuesday 31 January, to keep kids safe as they..

World-First Education Target For Victorian Students

Victoria will be the first jurisdiction in the world to set a target for students in critical and creative thinking. The world-first target aims for a 25 per cent increase in Year 10 students with excellent critical and creative thinking skills by 2025. Achieving this..

Principals Of Victoria’s Newest Schools Celebrate Opening

More than 2,700 students will start the 2017 school year in brand new schools thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in education. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today joined the principals of Victoria’s 10 new schools to..

Digital Curriculum To Prepare Kids For Jobs Of Tomorrow

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins today marked the start of the new Digital Technologies curriculum with a tour of Taylors Lakes Primary School’s new Coding and Technology space. The space will be used by students and teachers from Taylors..

Building The Education State In Albert Park

Albert Park College students heading back to school this year will be joined by construction workers, with a $900,000 upgrade underway thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Today, construction started on two new classrooms above the College’s gymnasium to help accommodate growing enrolments. Plans for..

Next Phase Of Doctors In Secondary Schools Rollout

Thousands of Victorian students will have access to the healthcare they need thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited Eaglehawk Secondary College in Bendigo to release..

South Melbourne Vertical School Gets First Principal

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Victoria’s first vertical government school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley congratulated Noel Creece on being appointed principal of the new $44 million award-winning Ferrars St South Melbourne Primary School. Mr..

Victorian Students Receive First Round Uni And TAFE Offers

The nervous wait is over for many Victorian students, who will find out today if they have received a first-round university or TAFE offer. This afternoon, Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney visited Kambrya College in Berwick to..

Putting People First By Building School Pride

The Andrews Labor Government has released a world-first target to raise pride and confidence in government schools. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the target while visiting Northern Bay College’s Wexford Court campus this morning, where he turned the first sod to mark the start..

Supporting Students With Disabilities And Special Needs

Schools across Victoria will be better equipped to support more students with disabilities and special needs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Inclusive School Fund. Round two of the Fund will see 24 schools sharing in $3.6 million, which helps schools build new..

Record Number Of Victorian Students Pass Their VCE

A record number of Victorian students have completed their Victorian Certificate of Education this year, with results officially released at 7am. Minister for Education James Merlino met students at Maribyrnong College to congratulate them on completing their VCE and discuss their plans for the future…

Funding Boost For Victorian Independent Schools

Catholic and Independent school students will enjoy new and upgraded facilities thanks to a $32.8 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited St Louis De Montfort’s School to announce the funding, which includes $1.7 million for 12..

Victorian Students Move Up In The Education Ranks

Victorian students are performing above the international average in science, reading and maths, according to a new OECD report. Released every three years, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) compares the scientific, reading and mathematical literacy of 15-year-old students in OECD countries. The latest..

Celebrating Mentors Who Help Victorian Students Thrive

A mentoring program linking regional students with Melbourne-based university mentors helped fuel an interest in science and maths for dozens of students in its first year. The In2Science eMentoring program, run in 2016 with funding from the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.6 million Mentoring Grants Program,..

Building The Education State In Portarlington

Students at Portarlington Primary School are a step closer to enjoying the first-rate facilities they deserve. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today turned the first sod to start construction on the new $5.7 million project. The new school, which..

Works Starts On Frankston School Upgrade

Students in Frankston will soon enjoy upgraded classrooms and better school facilities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today turned the first sod to start construction on the new $850,000 upgrade to Frankston Primary..

Building The Education State In Parkdale And Mentone

More than 600 primary school students are a step closer to getting the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today turned the first sod to start construction on the new..

Building The Education State In Croydon

More than 600 secondary school students in Croydon will soon enjoy a new $18.4 million campus at Melba College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today turned the first sod on the..