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Major Works Underway At Fitzroy Gasworks School

Families living in and around Fitzroy are a step closer to having a vibrant new senior secondary college campus, with construction now under way on the new Fitzroy Gasworks School. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today announced the start..

Free Kinder For Families Through Coronavirus

All kinder in Victoria will be free for Term 3, and children will be supported to learn from home thanks to a relief package to support early childhood services through the pandemic from the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced an extension..

Free Pads And Tampons In All Government Schools

Free pads and tampons are now available in every government school in Victoria – reducing the discomfort and embarrassment around periods for girls and saving families hundreds of dollars every year. Victoria is the first state or territory in Australia to ensure all students attending..

Face Coverings And Masks For Metro Schools

Schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be one of the first priority areas to receive reusable face masks in coming weeks as remote learning returns. The Victorian Government has placed orders for 1.37 million reusable fabric masks from five Victorian manufacturers. These orders..

Return To Flexible And Remote Learning

Most students in Victorian schools in areas under Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions will return to flexible and remote learning for the start of Term 3, limiting the number of people moving across our state to help slow the spread of coronavirus. On the..

SURVEY SHOWS LOCAL SUPPORT FOR BELGRAVE STATION CAR PARK

An online community survey asking for feedback on a concept design for the new multi-deck car park at Belgrave Station shows that overall, local residents, traders and station users welcome the car park upgrade and want it delivered as soon as possible. The survey, which..

Temperature Checks To Be Introduced In Term 3

Daily temperature checks will be introduced in schools across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire as part of the Victorian Government’s effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Following the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has today announced that students at government..

Mental Health Support For More Secondary Students

Secondary school students in Melbourne’s north-west and the Central Highlands will soon have access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that more schools across Victoria will receive support under the..

School Building Boom Continues Across Victoria

Families in Victoria’s fastest growing areas are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art schools they deserve, with the appointment of new principals at all 14 schools opening in 2021 and commencement of community consultation to name the new schools. Minister for Education James Merlino..

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..