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Future of Olinda Golf Course

There was a packed crowd Tuesday night at the Olinda Recreation Reserve pavilion for the community meeting about what to do with the former Olinda golf course. We organised the meeting so the community can have their say. And there were some great ideas - off-lead dog area, footy/cricket ground, netball, tennis, tourism opportunities, community garden, business incubator, mountain biking, art programs...too many to list here.

New Guide To Help Refugee Students And Families Succeed At School

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today launched a new guide to help Victoria’s 9000 children and young people from refugee backgrounds to get the most out of school. Launched during Refugee Week, Schools and Families in Partnership: A Desktop Guide to Engaging Families from Refugee Backgrounds in their Children’s Learning, gives schools vital information about ways that families and schools can collaborate to meet the needs of students and their families from refugee backgrounds.

Labor Is Getting On With Reopening Swinburne Lilydale TAFE

The Andrews Labor Government today took a big step towards its key election commitment to reopen the former Swinburne University of Technology, Lilydale campus following a dedicated campaign from the local community. Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert, said the re-opening of the campus would be taken to the next stage with the Request for Proposal (RFP) process kicking off today, with an expected opening in the first half of 2016.

Help Us Shape The Education State

The Andrews Labor Government is asking all Victorians to have their say about the future of our education system. Launching discussion papers at the State Library today, alongside Minister for Education, James Merlino, the Premier said that our economy is changing, and our education system..

Victorian School Kids Take The Lead On Water Saving

More than 600 schools from across Victoria have saved 1.2 billion litres of water – or 483 Olympic sized swimming pools – and $3.5 million since 2012. Joining Victorian schools to celebrate United Nations World Environment Day, Minister for Education, James Merlino, said teachers and students are leading the way on saving water and have set an example for the rest of the state to follow.