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More Outside School Hours Care Options For Families

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more schools establish outside school hours care services, to get Victorians back into the workforce while ensuring our children are cared for. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 53 schools will share in more than $4.1 million in..

Monbulk Clubs Score Sport Grants

7 grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Monbulk are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in funding from the Victorian Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced the successful local applicants of..

Helping Victorian Families Find Their Local School

The Andrews Labor Government’s Findmyschool website has been updated so parents continue to have the latest information to find out the school zone they live in. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino said the updated website includes school zones for the 14 new..

Wage Subsidies Available For Dandenong Ranges Businesses

Businesses in the Dandenong Ranges area are urged to investigate their eligibility for wage subsidy payments of up to $20,000 per worker to take on people who have been most affected by the pandemic. The Andrews Labor Government opened employer applications for the $250 million..

Recognition For Monbulk School Industry Partnerships

Local businesses across the Dandenong Ranges that are giving students vital on-the-job experience have been honoured by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today celebrated employers in Monbulk who are providing valuable workplace education for students through programs such as Head..

New Indoor Inclusive Space For Kallista Primary Students

Works have begun on a new Indoor Inclusive Learning Space as part of a $87,989 upgrade to make Kallista Primary School more inclusive. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today turned the first sod to start construction on Kallista Primary School’s new Indoor Inclusive Learning..

Monbulk Schools Share In Maintenance Boost

Students at more than 200 schools across Victoria are set to benefit from an essential maintenance boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced 5 schools in Monbulk are among the 230 schools that will share in $10.4..

New Designs And Builder For 120 New Mental Health Beds

The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria’s mental health system with 120 new mental health beds across four new acute mental health facilities to support more people when they need it most. Acting Premier and Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today released designs and..

Work Starts On Billanook Primary School Upgrades

Students at Billanook Primary School are a step closer to getting the facilities they need for a great start in life, with an architect appointed to design the school’s exciting upgrade. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that Baumgart Clark Architects have been..

Hundreds Of Schools Share In Maintenance Boost

Students at more than 200 schools across Victoria are set to benefit from an essential maintenance boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 230 schools will share in $10.4 million of Planned Maintenance Program (PMP) funding. PMP..

Local Businesses Recognised For School Training Partnerships

Local businesses across Victoria that are giving students vital on-the-job experience have been honoured by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today celebrated employers from across the state who are providing valuable workplace education for students through programs such as Head Start,..

Delivering New Mental Health Jobs And Support Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure mental health workers across Victoria get the support and training they need – delivering new jobs and creating scholarships for more mental health nurses. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today opened applications for the new Postgraduate Mental..

Nominations Open For New VET Champions Program

High-achieving Victorians who have built successful careers through vocational education and training (VET) will be showcased as part of a new initiative to inspire the next generation of secondary school students. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened nominations for the new VET Champions initiative,..

Making Monbulk Government Schools Energy Efficient

Monbulk government schools are set to become greener and more environmentally sustainable while reducing their electricity costs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced schools in 3 primary schools in Monbulk are among 171 government schools across Victoria..

Installing Solar Systems In Victorian Government Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is cutting energy bills for public schools and making them more environmentally sustainable. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 171 government schools across Victoria will receive solar power systems under the Greener Government School Buildings program. The $8.8 million program aims to..

Neighbourhood Battery Trial To Maximise Rooftop Solar

The Andrews Labor Government will support trials of neighbourhood-scale batteries to maximise the unprecedented uptake in rooftop solar and empower communities to take control of their energy. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that the $3 million Neighbourhood Battery Initiative (NBI) was open,..

More Mental Health Support For Victorian Students

Secondary students in Ovens Murray and Mallee will have better access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the roll out of mental health practioners at 31 schools in the..