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More Support For Holocaust Education In Our Schools

More Victorian schools will get additional support to help teach students about the Holocaust and stamp out antisemitism, thanks to an expanded partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and Gandel Philanthropy. An additional 110 teaching teams at government secondary schools will undertake a professional learning..

Designs Released For Centre To Boost Student Excellence

High-achieving VCE students are one step closer to getting a ‘head start’ on their university education with the appointment of a builder for a new $27.5 million state-of-the-art learning centre. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today also released..

Community Environmental Grants Open For Monbulk

Member for Monbulk, James Merlino MP is encouraging community groups in the Yarra Ranges to help protect the environment, with grants of up to $50,000 now available for conservation projects or habitat restoration. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has announced the..

Date Set For Mental Health Royal Commission Final Report

The final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will be tabled on Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 prior to an historic joint sitting of the Victorian Parliament. The Parliament will hear directly from Chair, Penny Armytage AM, Professor Patrick McGorry..

Designs And Tender Released For Eighth Vertical School

Victoria will soon have another new vertical government school to address population growth across the inner city – thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Sheena Watt today unveiled the innovative designs by ARM Architecture for the vertical..

Turning The Sod At The New San Remo Campus

Students on the Bass Coast are one step closer to getting the modern learning facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today turned the first sod on the new junior campus of..

Supporting Our Local Creative Sector And Workers

Victoria’s nation-leading creative industries will receive more support as creative workers and businesses continue to re-activate the sector with new projects and collaborations – including in the Yarra Ranges. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today called out to local creative workers and businesses to..

New $250 Power Saving Bonus To Support Vulnerable Victorians

Victorians from low-income households can now access a one-off $250 payment to help with their energy bills, thanks to the Victorian Government’s new Power Saving Bonus. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced the new $250 Power Saving Bonus will be available to eligible..

Getting Creatives Back To Work At Kallista Primary School

The Andrews Labor Government through its Working for Victoria initiative is providing a boost for workers in creative industries with the first 37 creative professionals starting their work with kids in 32 government schools across Victoria. Working for Victoria will fund new jobs for more..

Ramlegh Park Primary School Opens Its Doors

Families across Clyde North will have access to a great local school close to home as Ramlegh Park Primary School opened its doors. Minister for Education James Merlino joined  Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today officially open the new school and welcomed its first students…

Cranbourne West Secondary College Opens Its Doors

Families across Cranbourne will have access to a great local school close to home as Cranbourne West Secondary College officially opened its doors. More than one million students return to schools across the state this week – including 84,000 preps –as 14 new schools open..

Empowering Students To Help Stop Violence

Victorian school students will learn about the impact of violence and coward punches through a series of Be Wise Education presentations, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $150,000 investment to support the Pat Cronin Foundation to expand its Be Wise Education program…

Topping Out At New Fishermans Bend Secondary School

Families in one of Melbourne’s newest urban renewal communities are a step closer to having an exciting new vertical school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Albert Park Martin Foley and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today..

Students Receive First-Round University And TAFE Offers

The hard work of tens of thousands of Victorian students has paid off today with the release of first-round university and TAFE offers. Today more than 48,670 main round offers have been made to students for undergraduate and vocational courses in 2021. Minister for Education..

More Support For Victorians With Eating Disorders

Victorians experiencing eating disorders will get the care, support and treatment they need – earlier and faster. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today visited Box Hill Hospital to open their new 9 bed, Adult Mental Health Unit and to announce that the Andrews Labor..

More Students To Benefit From School Breakfast Clubs

The School Breakfast Clubs program has reached a milestone with 1,000 schools now participating across Victoria, allowing more students to learn with a full stomach and get the most out of school. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 1,000 schools will be a part..

The Wait Is Over For VCE And VCAL Students

More than 64,800 Victorian students will receive their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) results from 7am today after an unprecedented year for students. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney acknowledged that this had been an extraordinary year for..

Site Secured And Builder Appointed For New San Remo Campus

Students on the Bass Coast are one step closer to getting new modern learning facilities after the Andrews Labor Government secured land for a new junior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College to be built in San Remo. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for..