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Keeping Sessional Kinder Fees Low For Term 3

The Andrews Labor Government will continue to reduce the cost of sessional kindergarten for families and provide kinders with extra cleaning for all of Term 3 as part of a $45 million support package during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the..

Applications Open For Greener Government School Buildings

The Andrews Labor Government will put solar panels on government schools, helping them become more environmentally sustainable and reduce electricity costs. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications for the Greener Government School Buildings program to install solar panels systems at Victorian government schools…

More Support For Victorian Parents

Victorian parents and carers now have access to additional evidence-based practical advice and ideas to help their children’s learning, development and wellbeing. Parents of two-year-old and three-year-old children can sign up to Play Learn Grow, a free and new evidence-based program developed in collaboration with..

Fitzroy Gasworks School Campus A Step Closer For Families

Families in Melbourne’s inner north are a step closer to having a new senior secondary college campus. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today released designs of the new Fitzroy Gasworks School’s façade and announced early site works are now..

All Students Back In The Classroom

Schools across Victoria are today welcoming back around 618,000 students in Years 3 to 10 as part of the final step of returning to face-to-face teaching and learning. Around 389,000 government school students are returning to school today, along with approximately 229,000 students from independent..

Have Your Say On Remote And Flexible Learning

Principals, teachers, parents and students are being encouraged to have their say on remote and flexible learning, to gain insights into how our education system can be improved from this unprecedented experience. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened a community consultation survey ahead of..

Consultation Open On New Mallacoota Kindergarten

The local Mallacoota community are invited to have their say on the new kindergarten after the old building suffered significant damage during the bushfires. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett today opened community consultation to find out what the..

Awards Recognise Victoria’s Early Years Professionals

Victorians are encouraged to recognise the outstanding work of early years professionals in improving the lives of young children by nominating an individual or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced nominations for this year’s awards are open,..

More Than 70 Victorian Schools To Benefit From Funding

Students at 78 schools across the state will share in close to $6 million of funding, for works at their schools thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the schools would share in an extra $5.94 million from the Planned Maintenance..

First Wave Of Students Back In The Classroom

Schools across Victoria today welcomed back around 400,000 students as part of a staged return to classroom teaching. Minister For Education James Merlino congratulated principals, teachers, school staff, students and families for their incredible efforts to make remote learning work, and announced a summit to..

New Technology And Better Facilities For Victorian Kinders

The Victorian Government is helping kinders across the state upgrade their facilities and purchase the latest technology ahead of the roll-out of funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications under the $27.7 million Building Blocks program, with grants available to..

Certainty For Students With Exams To Start In November

Victorian Certificate of Education examinations will start in early November and results will be available by the end of the year, giving certainty to thousands of students whose studies have been interrupted by coronavirus. Minister for Education James Merlino announced today that VCE exams will..

Nominations Open For Prestigious School Design Awards

The state’s latest and best school building designs will be centre stage at the 2020 Victorian School Design Awards. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that nominations are open for the awards, which celebrates the architects and designers who are making a difference in..

$8.4M FOR MONBULK COLLEGE UPGRADE

The Andrews Labor Government will fix old buildings, deliver extra classrooms and build ten brand new schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs across the state and kickstart Victoria’s economy. Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today..

Extra $2.4m For Exford Primary School Upgrade

The Victorian Government will fix old buildings and upgrade more schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs and help Victoria’s economy rebound from the coronavirus crisis. Member for Melton Steve McGhie today announced Exford Primary School will get a $2.4..

Clifton Creek Primary School To Be Rebuilt

The Victorian Government is delivering funding to ensure Clifton Creek Primary School is rebuilt after the community suffered the devastating loss of their school in the summer’s bushfires. Minister for Educaton James Merlino today announced more than $4.2 million for Clifton Creek Primary School, honouring..

$19 Million Investment In Morwell And Traralgon Schools

Morwell and Latrobe families will have access to the first-rate early learning and school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $5.35 million to deliver a world class integrated early learning centre at Morwell Park Primary School and $13.7 million to rebuild Latrobe Special..

Completing Shepparton‘s World-Class Secondary School

Students in Shepparton will be in their world-class secondary school at the beginning of 2022, with the Victorian Government announcing $119 million to finish construction of Greater Shepparton Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the funding, which is part of a state-wide..