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Builder For World-Class School Facilities In Shepparton

Shepparton families are one step closer to having the state-of-the-art secondary school facilities they deserve, with the Andrews Labor Government appointing a builder to commence work on the new Greater Shepparton Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd has..

Making Kindergarten Enrolment Easier For Families

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to secure a kindergarten place for three and four-year-old children by supporting councils to develop central enrolment schemes and simplify enrolment processes. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced eight councils in the areas rolling..

Support To Make Kallista School Inclusive For All

Kallista Primary School will become more inclusive for students with disabilities and additional needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced a grant of over $87,000 for a new Sensory Retreat at the school. The..

Works Starts On New School Gym

Students in Montrose are a step closer to having the modern, competition-grade gym facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk, James Merlino today turned the sod on the $3.82 million gym that is set to open..

Making Schools More Inclusive For All Students

Schools across Victoria will share in funding to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mt Waverly North Primary School to..

Upgrades On The Way For The Basin Primary School

Significant upgrades will soon get underway at The Basin Primary School, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited school to announce $1.44 million for upgrade works on the school’s oval, to reinstate natural turf, address..

Wait Over For Victorian Student VCE Results

The wait is over for nearly 50,000 Victorian students who will receive their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) results from 7:00am today. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated all the students, most of who received their results online. This year, 49,324 students will graduate with..

Builder Appointed To Construct State-Of-The-Art Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is on track to deliver 100 new schools across the state by 2026 with a building company appointed to construct the last four of the 14 schools set to open in 2021. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Kane Constructions..

Upgrades On The Way For Horsham College

Horsham College will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the college to announce the upgrade, with $270,000 allocated for new outdoor shade sails and upgrades to relocatable classrooms. The new shade sails..

Victorian Students Excel In Reading

Victorian students are continuing to excel in reading with a significant increase in the number of students performing at the highest level according to new data released today. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses 15-year-old students from around the world in reading, science and maths,..

New Campaign To Recruit The Best And Brightest Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging more Victorians to consider a rewarding career as a teacher, to match its unprecedented investment in our schools. A new advertising campaign launched on Sunday evening across TV, outdoor advertising, digital, print and radio is encouraging more Victorians to consider entering the teaching..

SPORTING CLUB IN MONBULK SET TO SCORE FROM VICHEALTH FUNDING

There are more opportunities for people living In Monbulk to get active and healthy with one local sporting club sharing in over $737,000 in funding from VicHealth for sports clubs across the state. The South Belgrave Junior Football Club has received a grant of $2,963..

BAG BAN BEGINS IN MONBULK

The Victorian Government has delivered on its promise to ban lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria to reduce plastic pollution and help protect the environment. From November 1, the ban will apply to bags being provided at point of sale by all retailers, including supermarkets,..

VCE English Exam Gets Underway

VCE written exams officially began today with 41,265 students sitting the English exam and another 4,068 are sitting English as an Additional Language exam at 9am this morning. Minister for Education James Merlino wished all students who are sitting VCE exams this year the best..

NEW FIRE STATION AT SELBY OFFICIALLY OPEN

A new state-of-the-art CFA station has officially opened in Selby, providing stronger emergency services for the community and better facilities for firefighters. Representing the Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville, Deputy Premier and Member for Monbulk James Merlino joined firefighters and community members..

Awards Celebrate Excellence In Victorian Schools

A principal who worked to achieve the best results in their school’s history, a teacher helping students to improve their mental and physical wellbeing, and a primary school supporting Aboriginal culture and achievement are among recipients recognised by the Andrews Labor Government at the Victorian..

SOLAR HOMES DELIVERS BOOM IN NEW CLEAN ENERGY

The Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program is continuing to drive Victoria’s transition to more affordable household energy, with 46,000 installations of solar PV, solar hot water and solar batteries completed since the program’s launch. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today released new data showing..

Celebrating Victorians Who Inspire Our Children

Early childhood leaders from across Victoria are being celebrated by the Andrews Labor Government for their exceptional work in making a difference in the lives of young children and their families. The Victorian Early Years Awards recognise the contributions of individuals and organisations in improving..