Minister for Education, James Merlino, today toured Fountain Gate Secondary College, where he met students taking part in an international program to develop their critical and creative skills to help solve the world’s problems.
The Andrews Labor Government will help fund a new eco cubby at Berwick Fields Primary School. Minister for Education, James Merlino, visited the school today to reaffirm the Labor Government’s $100,000 election pledge.
The scholarship is awarded annually to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to stay at school. Mr Merlino praised Dana for her diligence and hard-work in the face of significant hardship. Three years ago – when she was in Year 10 – Dana’s father passed away, with her brother dying in a car accident four months later.
Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited Gippsland to announce that the Andrews Labor Government’s first budget will include $7.6 million in funding to build a new school in Sale for children with disabilities.
Minister for Education, James Merlino, today officially opened the latest stage of the Dandenong High School redevelopment. The $10 million Stage 3 works, completed at the end of 2014, delivered the Melaleuca Building and a refurbished the Senior Science Wing.
Lilydale High School students have honoured Lilydale’s first Anzac – stretcher-bearer Ralph Goode with a World War One Commemoration Mural. Minister for Education, James Merlino, today joined the students as well as Mr Goode’s two daughters, Mrs Shirley Burchall and Mrs Merle Slattery, to unveil the mural at Lilydale High School.
I take this opportunity to congratulate Wes Fleming, a leading horticulturalist with Fleming's Nurseries in my electorate of Monbulk and a good friend of Meagan and I, on being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year's Australia Day honours. I have spoken in this place before about Wes and Fleming's Nurseries, in particular Wes's success at the Chelsea Flower Show. Along with designer Phillip Johnson, Wes and his team was awarded the prestigious Best in Show medal in 2013.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino, officially opened Melba Support Services’ new headquarters at the former Swinburne Lilydale campus today. Mr Merlino said the official opening was a major step forward in returning the site to educational and community use.
Student representatives from 15 local primary schools came together today for an anti-bullying summit at Apollo Parkways Primary School in Greensborough. Minister for Education, James Merlino, joined more than 30 Grade 5 and 6 students, along with principals and teachers of the 15 schools, to learn about how local students and their schools prevent bullying.
New smoking bans will commence in three weeks’ time, brought forward by the Andrews Labor Government to protect more Victorians from secondhand smoke. The bans, established under the Tobacco Amendment Act 2014, were due to come into effect on 30 June 2015 but will instead commence on Monday 13 April to coincide with the start of Term 2.
Year 7 students at Monbulk College today joined 800,000 students across Australia in making a stand against bullying on the fifth annual National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. Visiting Monbulk College, Minister for Education, James Merlino, addressed more than 50 Year 7s on the importance of speaking out against bullying and cyberbullying.
Ice bucket challenge with Brent from Friends on the Hill in Monbulk. Thanks for the nomination Justine from Julie’s All Ages clothing store. I’m Nominating Monbulk Sgt Mark Night, Wes Fleming from Fleming’s Nurseries & Ben Higgs from Wild Oak Restaurant and Cooking School in..