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Victorian School Kids Take The Lead On Water Saving

More than 600 schools from across Victoria have saved 1.2 billion litres of water – or 483 Olympic sized swimming pools – and $3.5 million since 2012. Joining Victorian schools to celebrate United Nations World Environment Day, Minister for Education, James Merlino, said teachers and students are leading the way on saving water and have set an example for the rest of the state to follow.

Building The Education State At Carlton Primary School

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is rebuilding Carlton Primary School and giving its students the best start in life. Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited the school to officially announce the major redevelopment, which will see the creation of a brand new centre for early years and primary education.

Top VCE Performers Recognised At Premier’s VCE Awards

The top 279 students from the 2014 Victorian Certificate of Education were recognised in a ceremony at the Melbourne Convention Centre today. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino joined the Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Alex Chernov, to present the students with..

Building The Education State In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government’s first Education State Budget is rebuilding schools in Geelong and giving its students the best start in life. Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited Geelong to officially announce a total of $23 million for three schools, secured in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

Minister Launches Yarra Ranges Mentoring Program

Five schools in the Yarra Ranges are set to host a renowned mentoring program which helps secondary students reach their potential. Minister for Education, James Merlino, officially launched the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia’s Yarra Ranges BIG Futures program, which pairs secondary students with volunteer mentors from the local community.

Adversity No Obstacle For Mirboo North Student

The scholarship is awarded annually to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to stay at school. Mr Merlino praised Dana for her diligence and hard-work in the face of significant hardship. Three years ago – when she was in Year 10 – Dana’s father passed away, with her brother dying in a car accident four months later.