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Multiculturalism Advocate Wins VCE Leader Of The Year

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Victorian student Rachael Davies as VCE Leader of the Year at the 2015 VCE Leadership Awards ceremony. The VCE Leadership Awards recognise outstanding students who have made significant contributions to their schools and communities. The ceremony, held today..

Lynne Kosky Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the two recipients of the inaugural Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Scholarships. Aleks Radenovic from McClelland Secondary College in Frankston and Gemma-Mae Stemp from Kurunjang Secondary College in Melton were presented with their awards at today’s Victorian Senior Secondary..

Celebrating Victoria’s Specialist Teachers And Staff

Minister for Education James Merlino has congratulated all the winners of this year’s Principals’ Association of Specialist Schools (PASS) awards. Opening the awards on Friday night, Mr Merlino said the PASS awards were a chance to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those working with children..

COMMUNITY TO DECIDE NEW LILYDALE CAMPUS NAME

Member for Monbulk James Merlino today launched a community competition to rename the former Swinburne Lilydale University site. Box Hill Institute was the successful bidder for the site following an RFP process and will reopen the former Swinburne campus, with classes set to start in..

New Community Learning Hub For Robinvale

Robinvale P-12 College is set to be transformed into a brand new community learning hub ready for 1 January 2016. It will have a new name and vision, and a focus on engaging both its students and the broader community in learning. The new community..

Minister Visits Gladstone Park Primary School

 Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull today visited Gladstone Park Primary School to tour the school and meet staff and students. The school is set for a boost next year as it will receive $502,579 in equity funding, up from..

Building The Education State In Macedon

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Romsey Primary School in Macedon to discuss refurbishment plans, tour the school and meet staff and students. Romsey Primary School has received $112,000 of maintenance funding which the school is spending on..

Wandong Primary School Receives Funding Boost

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Wandong Primary School to discuss extra funding, tour the school and meet staff and students. The school is set for a boost next year of $99,662 in equity funding, up from nothing this year. This increase is part..

Minister Merlino Honours Long-Serving Catholic Principals

Minister for Education, James Merlino, has helped honour 11 principals from Melbourne Catholic schools for 20 years of service to Victorian students. Mr Merlino attended the Catholic Education Melbourne’s annual Celebration of Principalship last night, which recognises principals who have achieved 20 years of service…

Building Underway On $291m Project For 15 New Schools

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green have turned the first sod on one of the new school building projects that will provide the outstanding education and opportunities that local kids need to be their best. Getting building underway at..

Inner City Schools On Track

Minister for Education James Merlino will today meet with community members and education and architectural experts at an inner city schools event in Windsor. The event provides an opportunity for community members to learn  about the innovative and creative infrastructure design opportunities informing the development..

Continued Support For At Risk Young People

Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the continuation of the School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) program for the next two years. The program targets at-risk ten to 18-year-olds who require early intervention to ensure they continue to be engaged and connected to education. It..

Giving Kids And Schools In Need More Support

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams today visited Dandenong North Primary School in Greater Dandenong where they welcomed a new report into the impact of homelessness on primary school students. The Empty Lunch Box Report by Launch Housing concludes that..

Minister Visits Aspendale Primary To Celebrate Its 90th Birthday

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today visited Aspendale Primary School where they joined staff and students to celebrate the school’s 90th birthday. First opened in 1925, Aspendale Primary School is marking the occasion by opening new and renovated buildings,..

Encouraging Student Achievement And Learning In Science

Minister for Education James Merlino today joined hundreds of students to celebrate science achievement on the Mornington Peninsula. The Southern Peninsula Principals’ Network 2015 Annual Science Fair was attended by more than 500 Years 5 to 7 students. The Fair, now in its second year,..

Minister Fires Starting Pistol For Blackwood Super Ride

Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited Blackwood Outdoor Specialist School in Moorabool and set more than 100 kids on their way in this year’s Blackwood Super Ride. Now in its 24th year, the Blackwood Super Ride sees children..