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Building Better Schools Faster And Driving Economic Recovery

The Victorian Government will fast-track funding for upgrades to Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria to give students and staff the best facilities sooner, and support local jobs, businesses and Victoria’s economic recovery. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $145 million for more than..

Physicist MP To Champion State’s STEM Education

The educational future of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is in good hands, with the appointment of a Victorian Government ambassador for STEM education. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the appointment of South East Metropolitan MP Dr Tien Kieu as the..

Construction Complete At Docklands Primary School

The brand-new school for families in the Docklands is ready to open in 2021, with construction of Docklands Primary School now complete. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that works are now finished at Docklands Primary School, ahead of students commencing in Term 1,..

Youth Urged To Help Rebuild Bushfire-Hit Communities

Young Victorians affected by bushfires can take part in a series of workshops and consultations as part of a Bushfire Trauma Recovery & Resilience program to rebuild their local communities. Minister for Education James Merlino today invited young people in Outer Gippsland and Ovens Murray..

Oakleigh Education Plan Published And Funding Boost

The Victorian Government has launched an education plan for South Oakleigh Secondary College and local primary schools to deliver education excellence and meet the community’s future needs. Minister for Education James Merlino today attended a virtual event to announce the publication of the Oakleigh Education..

Flemington Education Plan Launched

The Victorian Government has launched an education plan for Flemington schools to deliver education excellence over the next decade. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Essendon Danny Pearson attended a virtual event to launch the Flemington Education Plan, which involves Ascot Vale Special..

New Careers And Pathways For Regional Students

The Victorian Government is boosting access to mentoring, role models and information about post-school options for regional and rural students through a range of new programs. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $2.5 million investment to help raise rural and regional students’ understanding..

Roadmap For All Students Return To The Classroom

Years 7-10 students will join their peers back in the classroom with the final stage of the return to face-to-face learning to occur this month. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that, subject to final health advice, Year 7 students..

Helping Monbulk’s Sport and Active Recreation Organisations Survive and Thrive

Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced two grants have so far been approved in the electorate under the second round of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package. The successful organisations are: Eastern Region Tennis and Monbulk Tennis Club. These are..

Celebrating Excellence In Victorian Schools

A secondary school teacher fostering cultural inclusion on the sports field, a principal driving education in the jobs of tomorrow and a primary school leading the way in student wellbeing are among the finalists acknowledged by the Victorian Government in this year’s Victorian Education Excellence..

Six Schools Join Forces In Yarra Valley Education Plan

More schools across the Yarra Valley and surrounds will come together to give students across the region a better education under the expansion of the Lilydale District and Yarra Valley Education Plan. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the education plan had been..

Thousands Of High-Ability Students To Soar In Program

More than 3,500 high-ability Victorian students at government primary and secondary schools will start an educational extension program in Term 4 to reach their full potential. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the first wave of Year 5 to Year 8 students participating in..

Funding To Help Bushfire Impacted Kinders

Early childhood services impacted by last summer’s devastating bushfires will benefit from initiatives to help communities recover and receive trauma support. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $500,000 to establish an Early Childhood Bushfire Recovery Grants program – a dedicated pool of relief early childhood educators..

Upgrading Monbulk Schools Brick By Brick

More students in Monbulk will soon have access to the first-class classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work under way upgrading Monbulk Primary School. Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that Harris HMC Constructions has been appointed to complete the upgrade, which will..

Centre To Deliver STEM Excellence For Students

Victorian secondary students will train for the jobs of tomorrow in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at a new specialist centre, under a partnership between the Victorian Government and the University of Melbourne. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training and Skills..

School Camps To Return For Regional And Rural Victoria

School camps will return in Term 4 along with face-to-face learning for schools in regional and rural Victoria, following health advice that they are safe to resume. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that camps will be limited to single schools and can only..

Names For New Schools Opening In 2021 Revealed

The names of the new schools the Victorian Government is building and opening in 2021 have now been chosen. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled the official names for 12 new schools, following consultation with local communities. The new school names will replace their interim..

More Mental Health Support For Victorian Students

More Victorian secondary school students will soon have access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the timeline for the 2021 roll-out for Victorian government secondary schools across the state that will..