Students at Parktone Primary School will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson MP today announced $4 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go..
Students and teachers at Skye Primary School will soon be able to enjoy upgraded buildings and other facilities after receiving a School Pride grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The funding, worth $60,000, was announced today by Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for..
Seaford North Primary School will be able to get on and plan a more exciting future, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny today announced that the school will now be able to..
Students, teachers and parents at McClelland Secondary College are celebrating with news that modern buildings are on the way. The Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke MP yesterday announced $5.8 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go towards an upgrade to the school’s ageing facilities, including a..
Twenty specialist schools, including seven in regional Victoria, will have their classrooms upgraded and there will be more support for students with special needs, as part of a package of measures announced today. The 2016-17 Victorian Budget provides a $155.8 million boost to ensure special..
Scoresby Primary School unveiled its new central canopy structure today, which creates a new heart for the campus by linking its main buildings with a shaded multipurpose outdoor area. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Scoresby Primary School to open the new $392,000 central..
The Andrews Labor Government will significantly strengthen the delivery of a respectful relationships program across Victorian schools and early years services with a $21.8 million investment in the 2016/17 Budget. The program promotes positive attitudes and behaviours among children and young people and is aimed..
The Andrews Labor Government’s Breakfast Clubs program officially launched at 78 more primary schools across the state today, giving more Victorian children have a brighter and healthier start to the school day. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott joined students..
Prep students eligible for the Andrews Labor Government’s Camp, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) will now also receive uniform support. From Term 2, approximately 15,000 Preps will be eligible for a windcheater and tracksuit pants, or a bomber jacket, rugby top, hoody or zip jacket..
Koorie students who completed Year 12 in 2015 were recognised by local Elders, members of the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) and their families at an event at the Aborigines Advancement League today. Minster for Education James Merlino congratulated the students on their hard..
Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has hung his Victorian Liberal colleagues out to dry today by confirming the former Liberal State Government’s cuts to Victorian government schools. In an attempt to deflect from the Turnbull Government’s agenda to abandon government schools and reduce its federal..
The first wave of Catholic school principals to pass the Australian Catholic University’s new Master of Business Administration course today graduated with qualifications tailored for Catholic school leaders. Minister for Education, James Merlino, congratulated the 28 Catholic school principals at an event at the headquarters..
The Andrews Labor Government is improving how Victoria screens for learning difficulties at the start of school, with a new early years literacy assessment tool for all Prep children helping teachers identify and support children with learning difficulties. The Labor Government is delivering the improvements as part of its Special Needs..
The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the release of the final report of an independent review into Victoria’s education funding, which finds that the Commonwealth Government should honour its commitment to fully fund the Gonski Agreement. The review, led by former Premier the Hon Steve..
Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited schools in West Gippsland as part of a ministerial delegation to the region. The Minister first visited Bass Valley Primary School where he met the Principal and staff from the Bass Valley Children’s Centre to discuss how they..
Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to abandon public schools in Victoria is extraordinary. We have a Prime Minister who preaches the importance of innovation but wants to cut federal funding to public education. There is no innovation without a strong public education system. This is just a..
The Andrews Labor Government has today released the State of Victoria’s Children report, highlighting the need to reduce the impact of disadvantage on children and young people’s education. The 2013-14 report found disadvantage in Victorian communities often lead to difficulties in a child’s education. The..
Plans for South Melbourne Park Primary School have taken a major step forward, following last night’s passage of the Land (Revocation of Reservations) Bill 2015 through the Victorian Parliament. The re-reservation of the Albert Road site for educational purposes is a key step in delivering..