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Getting Our Kids Back Into The Classroom

Victorian government school students will begin a phased return to classrooms before the end of May, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that it is safe for the community to do so. Since the beginning of Term 2, most children in Victoria have been..

Helping Kinder Kids To Learn From Home

The Victorian Government is making extra resources available to kindergartens to help children learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $900,000 in grants for new programs and extra staffing at kinders not yet receiving funding..

Designs Unveiled For Alphington And Fairfield Schools

Alphington and Fairfield students are a step closer to getting upgraded sporting and learning facilities thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous today unveiled designs for upgrades at Alphington and Fairfield Primary Schools, which will see..

Top Students Honoured In Premier’s VCE Awards

Victoria’s best performing VCE students have been recognised with Premier’s VCE Awards, which were announced online today. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated the high-achieving students, celebrating their outstanding efforts. Winners included an award-winning young filmmaker, a singer who has already enjoyed international success, and..

Emergency Support For Victoria’s International Students

International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package that will help tens of thousands of people across our state. International students are a vital part of our education system, our economy and our..

Extra Devices And Internet Delivered For Remote Learning

An additional 21,000 internet dongles will be delivered to Victorian students thanks to an agreement between the Victorian Government and Telstra. Minister for Education James Merlino announced an extra 21,000 internet dongles will be available to help meet the significant demand for internet access from..

Partnership With ABC To Support Learning From Home

Primary school students now have access to interactive learning resources to support their remote and flexible learning thanks to a partnership between the Victorian Government and the ABC. Minister for Education James Merlino announced this week that the first set of 15 learning activities connected..

Skilling Up Victorians To Get Through The Coronavirus Crisis

Victorians will continue to get the skills they need to get a job and help us through the coronavirus crisis, with emergency funding from the Victorian Government to support the state’s TAFE and training system with student numbers expected to drop. Premier Daniel Andrews, Deputy..

Designs For Miners Rest Primary School Published

Plans for the Miners Rest Primary School took a big step forward today with the release of designs for the school’s expansion. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today released architectural designs for an upgrade and expansion of the..

Victorian Students To Learn From Home, As VCE Timelines Revised

Most Victorian students will be educated from home when Term 2 starts next week to ensure the physical distancing will help slow the spread of coronavirus, with free internet access and laptops for those students who need it most. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for..

Architect Appointed For Sandringham Rebuild

Sandringham Primary School students are a step closer to returning to a rebuilt school, with an architect appointed to the exciting project. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the appointment of Peter Elliott Architecture to draw up plans to rebuild the school. A fire..

Better Schools In Fire-Affected Areas Of East Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading school facilities in bushfire-affected areas, with funding announced for five schools in East Gippsland. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Clifton Creek Primary School, Mallacoota P-12 College, Cann River P-12 College, Metung Primary School and Buchan Primary School..

Free Sessional Kinder For Victorian Kids

Parents will be able to send their children to sessional kindergarten for free during term 2 and sessional providers will be given the funding certainty they need thanks to a major funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the..

Major Boost For Towong Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading school sports facilities in areas affected by the summer’s devastating bushfires, with funding announced for three schools in Towong. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Bethanga Primary School, Corryong College and Tallangatta Primary School will share in $2.2..

Healthcare System To Work As One During Pandemic

The Victorian Government has struck a deal with the state’s major private hospital operators to ensure they can continue to care for Victorians during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today finalised the agreement to support Victorian private hospitals, including St Vincent’s Private..

Huge Expansion Of Our Health System To Fight Coronavirus

Victoria’s health system will receive a massive $1.3 billion injection to quickly establish an extra 4,000 ICU beds as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic and protect Victorian lives. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced the boost, which will secure the..

Statement From The Premier

Last night, National Cabinet took another big step. I want to tell you why and let you know what we need you to do right now. The Prime Minister and other first ministers recognised that Victoria is currently grappling with a more imminent threat than..

Elective Surgery Wound Back To Prepare For Coronavirus

Victoria’s public hospitals have today been directed to begin winding back all non-urgent surgery, where it is safe to do so, as preparations escalate for the health system to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. While hospital admissions for coronavirus patients remain low, they are rising..