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Back To School For One Million Students

Students in one of Victoria’s biggest growth areas have a brand-new school to learn in thanks to the Andrew Labor Government, as they join more than one million of their peers in going back to school for 2020. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member..

Universal Three-Year-Old Kinder Arrives In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark reform to early childhood education has arrived, as hundreds of children in regional Victoria start Three-Year-Old Kindergarten from today. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined early childhood staff, children and families at Leongatha Children’s Centre to mark its first..

Supporting Victorian Schools Through Bushfire Recovery

Families, children, students and teachers affected by the ongoing bushfires will get the additional support they need as they head back to school and kindergarten in 2020 thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $13.45 million package to support..

Supporting Victorian Schools Through Bushfire Recovery

Families, children, students and teachers affected by the ongoing bushfires will get the additional support they need as they head back to school and kindergarten in 2020 thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $13.45 million package to support..

Prep Bags To Help Kids Thrive On First Day At School

Every Prep student in government schools will start their education with a new library bag and bundle of books to spark the joy of reading, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled the new Prep bags, which are being..

Consultation Kicks Off On Design Of New Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families a say in the design of eight schools set to open in some of state’s fastest-growing communities in 2022. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened community consultation to gain insights that will inform the design of: Bridge..

Land Brings Primary School For Kalkallo A Step Closer

Families in Melbourne’s growing northern suburbs are a step closer to having an exciting new local school, after land was secured to build Kalkallo Common Primary School (interim name). Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that land at Sequoia Drive, Kalkallo has been purchased..

Docklands Primary School Tops Out

Docklands families are a step closer to getting a state-of-the-art vertical school thanks to the Andrews Labor Government with Docklands Primary School’s main structures now topped out and complete. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley today visited the $19.8..

Building Underway At Fishermans Bend Secondary School

Families living in one of Melbourne’s newest urban renewal communities are a step closer to having an exciting new vertical school, after work got underway on the new Fishermans Bend Secondary School today. Minister for Education James Merlino turned the first sod on the project..

Builder For World-Class School Facilities In Shepparton

Shepparton families are one step closer to having the state-of-the-art secondary school facilities they deserve, with the Andrews Labor Government appointing a builder to commence work on the new Greater Shepparton Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd has..

Making Kindergarten Enrolment Easier For Families

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to secure a kindergarten place for three and four-year-old children by supporting councils to develop central enrolment schemes and simplify enrolment processes. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced eight councils in the areas rolling..

Support To Make Kallista School Inclusive For All

Kallista Primary School will become more inclusive for students with disabilities and additional needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced a grant of over $87,000 for a new Sensory Retreat at the school. The..

Works Starts On New School Gym

Students in Montrose are a step closer to having the modern, competition-grade gym facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk, James Merlino today turned the sod on the $3.82 million gym that is set to open..

Making Schools More Inclusive For All Students

Schools across Victoria will share in funding to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mt Waverly North Primary School to..

Upgrades On The Way For The Basin Primary School

Significant upgrades will soon get underway at The Basin Primary School, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited school to announce $1.44 million for upgrade works on the school’s oval, to reinstate natural turf, address..

Wait Over For Victorian Student VCE Results

The wait is over for nearly 50,000 Victorian students who will receive their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) results from 7:00am today. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated all the students, most of who received their results online. This year, 49,324 students will graduate with..

Builder Appointed To Construct State-Of-The-Art Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is on track to deliver 100 new schools across the state by 2026 with a building company appointed to construct the last four of the 14 schools set to open in 2021. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Kane Constructions..

Upgrades On The Way For Horsham College

Horsham College will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the college to announce the upgrade, with $270,000 allocated for new outdoor shade sails and upgrades to relocatable classrooms. The new shade sails..