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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..

Master Teachers Appointed For Teaching Excellence Program

Nine outstanding Victorian teachers have been chosen to lead the Andrews Labor Government’s Teaching Excellence Program – an Australian-first professional learning program at the new Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership. The Teaching Excellence Program will provide advanced professional learning for highly-skilled teachers at government,..

Striking A Chord With Music In Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure more Victorian students have access to vital music education at school, with expressions of interest for the 2022 Music in Schools Teacher Professional Learning Program now open. The Labor Government is investing $3.5 million to continue the DUET..

Inclusive Education Opportunity For Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian teachers the opportunity to strengthen their skills and knowledge in inclusive education to continue supporting students of all abilities. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 71 government school teachers and regional support employees across the state..

More Cutting-Edge Equipment For Victorian Tech Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria’s Tech Schools more high-tech than ever, with funding for equipment like robots, benchtop milling machines and spectrometers to help them deliver innovative science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) programs. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the state’s..

Free Rapid Antigen Testing To Keep Victorian Schools Safe

The Victorian Government is making schools safer for students and staff and reducing the disruption caused by coronavirus outbreaks, with the roll-out of free, at-home rapid antigen tests for schools. With rapid antigen tests now approved for self-administered use across Australia, the tests will be..

New Civics And Citizenship Resources For Students

Victorian students and teachers from primary through to senior secondary school now have access to new digital resources that will build their understanding of civics and citizenship, making young Victorians more thoughtful, passionate active participants in the democratic process. The new resources have been co-developed..

More Outside School Hours Care Options For Families

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting more schools to establish outside school hours care services, helping more parents and carers to get into the workforce while ensuring their children are cared for. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 145 school sites will share in..

Rejuvenating Hallam Secondary For The Growing South-East

The Victorian Government is making sure families in one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing urban areas will have access to a first-rate secondary school for years 7 to 12 in the coming years. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan today..

Rejuvenating Hallam Secondary For The Growing South-East

The Victorian Government is making sure families in one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing urban areas will have access to a first-rate secondary school for years 7 to 12 in the coming years. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Narre Warren North Luke Donnellan today..

VCE Written Exams Get Underway

This year’s VCE written exams have officially kicked off, with 42,626 students across the state sitting the English exam and another 3,520 sitting English as an Additional Language exam this morning. Minister for Education James Merlino wished all students sitting exams this year the best..

Splashing Back Into School Swimming Lessons

The Victorian Government is making sure all school students have the opportunity to catch up on vital swimming and water safety skills, with vouchers for catch-up lessons missed during the pandemic. Swimming and water safety education has been part of the Victorian Curriculum since 2017,..

Helping New Victorian Kids Settle Into School

Children arriving in Victoria with low levels of English will be supported to learn the language and integrate into mainstream schools, with the Victorian Government supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers and multicultural education aides to help new arrivals feel at home. Minister..

Inaugural CEO For New Teaching And Leadership Academy

An outstanding, globally recognised leader in education has been appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Government’s new Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Dr Marcia Devlin will lead the Australian-first academy, which will deliver..

New Settings For Safe, Successful VCE Exams

The public health team is making important changes to the management of school exposures and students who become primary close contacts – ensuring Year 12s can sit their VCE exams with confidence, while keeping the broader community safe. These changes have been made possible by..

Tailored Mental Health Support For Schools And Students

Schools will be able to pick the mental health tools that best match the needs of their students, with the Victorian Government’s Schools Mental Health Fund providing a suite of options to give students tailored support. Minister for Education James Merlino today revealed the interim..