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More Air Purifiers On Their Way To Schools

As winter approaches and schools begin to close doors and windows, the Andrews Labor Government is more than doubling the number of air purifiers in schools to keep students and staff safer and slow the spread of coronavirus. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced..

20 Million Reasons To Celebrate School Breakfast Clubs

Hundreds of thousands of Victorian students are now starting the school day with full stomachs, clearer minds and better moods, with the Andrews Labor Government’s School Breakfast Clubs program celebrating more than 20 million meals served. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Leopold Primary..

Putting Senior Students’ Literacy And Numeracy To The Test

As part of the Andrews Labor Government’s reform of the VCE and VCAL system, Victorian senior secondary students will have their literacy and numeracy skills measured against new standards in a reformed General Achievement Test (GAT) from this year. Minister for Education James Merlino today..

Building Boost For Catholic And Independent Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure every Victorian student has the infrastructure they need at school, with a huge boost to low fee non-government schools’ infrastructure across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications for Round 4 of the Non-Government Schools..

East Campus Opens Its Doors For McKinnon Students

McKinnon Secondary College students are starting the year in a brand-new campus, with the opening of the school’s new East Campus for the start of Term 1, delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today..

A Safe Start To School For More Than One Million Students

The 2022 school year is now underway, with Victorian students back in the classroom benefitting from key COVIDSafe measures to keep schools open and safe – including students at the Andrews Labor Government’s 14 brand-new schools. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially opened the..

Students Return To Historic Sandringham School In 2022

The historic Sandringham Primary School building will be back open to students when Term 1 starts next week, with the Andrews Labor Government completing critical repair works after the building was gutted by fire. Minister for Education James Merlino today welcomed a new era for..

Prep Bags Opening Up A World Of Learning For More Kids

The Andrews Labor Government’s Prep Bags are back, with every student starting Prep at a government school in 2022 to receive a library bag containing a bundle of books and resources to encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. Minister for Education James Merlino..

Principals On Their Way For 2023 New Schools

Current and aspiring school principals have a unique opportunity to lead a brand-new school and establish a new culture from the ground up, with applications now open for principal positions at the Andrews Labor Government’s new schools set to open in 2023. While this year’s..

Jump In The Job Pool To Support Your School

The Andrews Labor Government is helping schools stay open safely and reducing disruption to students’ learning, with a staffing pool to fill COVID-related vacancies in Victorian government schools at short notice. As schools prepare for the beginning of Term 1, the Government is calling on..

Celebrating The Class Of 2021

The wait is finally over for almost 65,000 VCE and VCAL students across Victoria, with the release of results and Australian Tertiary Admission Rankings (ATAR) this morning. Minister for Education James Merlino today celebrated students’ results and achievements – completing their final years of schooling..

Victorian Students Confirmed As NAPLAN Highest Achievers

Victorian students have achieved outstanding results in this year’s NAPLAN in the face of unprecedented challenges, with the detailed breakdown of results confirming the state is the best-performing jurisdiction in Australia. The NAPLAN 2021 National Report released today shows Victoria had the highest number of..

Sprucing Up More Schools Across Victoria

As the school year draws to a close, the Andrews Labor Government is supporting more Victorian schools to complete small but vital upgrades through the Minor Capital Works Fund. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 63 schools will share in more than $18.6 million..

Better Facilities For Victorian Schools

Victorian students will have better school environments to learn and succeed in, with the Andrews Labor Government funding key maintenance projects at schools right across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 94 schools will share in $7.26 million of Planned Maintenance..

Helping Kids See Clearly With Glasses Milestone

One thousand more Victorian students can now see more clearly and concentrate better at school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s free Glasses for Kids program. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the 1000th pair of free glasses have been prescribed to a student at..

Land Purchased For Truganina North Education Precinct

Families in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs are a step closer to having more world-class school facilities, with the Andrews Labor Government securing land for an education precinct in Truganina North. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced the Labor..

New Standards To Emphasise Respect For School Staff

The Andrews Labor Government has launched new school policies and resources to promote the importance of collaboration and respectful behaviours between parents and carers and school staff. The new Respectful Behaviours within the School Community Policy will help ensure schools remain safe and positive places..

Ditching The Double Drop-Off With More Kinders On School Sites

The Andrew Labor Government is making kinder education more accessible for children and their families by delivering more kindergartens on school sites ─ saving parents time and helping ditch the dreaded double drop-off. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today announced four more kindergartens will..