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Kristy Meese from the Belgrave Heights Christian School Early Learning Centre and the Alphabeenies Program at Pembroke Primary School have been named as a finalist in the Victorian Early Years Awards for their outstanding achievement in creating positive opportunities and educational outcomes. Member for Monbulk..

Children Embrace Reading At Home

Children across Victoria have been exploring far off lands and going on countless adventures as part of this year’s Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Minister for Education James Merlino today congratulated the thousands of students from across Victoria who had taken part in the challenge and experienced..

Putting The Mental Health Of Victorians First

This has been the toughest year many of us have ever lived through. As we begin our state’s slow recovery, this year’s Budget invests in the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, by continuing the fundamental rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system. The Victorian..

Building Our Recovery Workforce To Support Our State

This has been the most challenging experience many of us will have ever lived through. We’ve had to stay home and spend time away from those we love the most in order to stay safe. But supporting us the whole way through – our mental..

VCE Exams Get Underway

VCE exams officially began today with 41,690 students sitting the English exam and another 3,879 sitting English as an Additional Language exam. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated VCE students who have persevered despite the many challenges and disruptions 2020 has thrown their way. In..

Getting Kids Moving Again As We Cut Costs For Families

Victorian kids will have more opportunities to play sports with their teammates and friends as part of a $45.2 million funding boost to get kids moving and help families with the costs of community sport, as we step towards COVID Normal and look forward to..

Primary School To Open Again In Guildford

The Guildford community will have their own local primary school again with demand for enrolments meaning the Victorian Government can reopen the facilities. Minister for Education James Merlino and State Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today announced that the primary school campus in Guildford..

Improving Safety In Victorian Boarding Schools

New laws to register and regulate school boarding premises will be rolled out in 2021, under reforms to keep Victorian children safe. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020 had passed in..

Land Locked In For New School As Name Consultation Begins

Families living in the south of Gisborne are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art education facilities they deserve, with a site secured to build a new primary school. Minister for Education James Merlino, Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt and State Member for Macedon..

Transition Support Funding For Students With Disability

Victorian students with disability will receive extra support to transition from their final year of education into post-schooling pathways, thanks to a Victorian Government investment into their future. State Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that specialist schools will receive $750 for each..

Every Student Returns To The Classroom

All remaining Victorian students will begin returning to classrooms from today, with 163,000 students in Years 8 to 10 in metropolitan Melbourne joining their classmates in the final stage of the staggered return to on-site learning. It will mean that more than a million students..

Building Better Schools Faster And Driving Economic Recovery

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $145 million for more than..

Physicist MP To Champion State’s STEM Education

The educational future of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is in good hands, with the appointment of a Victorian Government ambassador for STEM education. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the appointment of South East Metropolitan MP Dr Tien Kieu as the..

Construction Complete At Docklands Primary School

The brand-new school for families in the Docklands is ready to open in 2021, with construction of Docklands Primary School now complete. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that works are now finished at Docklands Primary School, ahead of students commencing in Term 1,..

Youth Urged To Help Rebuild Bushfire-Hit Communities

Young Victorians affected by bushfires can take part in a series of workshops and consultations as part of a Bushfire Trauma Recovery & Resilience program to rebuild their local communities. Minister for Education James Merlino today invited young people in Outer Gippsland and Ovens Murray..

Oakleigh Education Plan Published And Funding Boost

The Victorian Government has launched an education plan for South Oakleigh Secondary College and local primary schools to deliver education excellence and meet the community’s future needs. Minister for Education James Merlino today attended a virtual event to announce the publication of the Oakleigh Education..

Flemington Education Plan Launched

The Victorian Government has launched an education plan for Flemington schools to deliver education excellence over the next decade. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson attended a virtual event to launch the Flemington Education Plan, which involves Ascot Vale Special..