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Breakfast Clubs Launch At 78 New Schools

The Andrews Labor Government’s Breakfast Clubs program officially launched at 78 more primary schools across the state today, giving more Victorian children have a brighter and healthier start to the school day. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott joined students..

New Uniform Support For Victorian Prep Students

Prep students eligible for the Andrews Labor Government’s Camp, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) will now also receive uniform support. From Term 2, approximately 15,000 Preps will be eligible for a windcheater and tracksuit pants, or a bomber jacket, rugby top, hoody or zip jacket..

Koorie Students Performance Continues To Improve

Koorie students who completed Year 12 in 2015 were recognised by local Elders, members of the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) and their families at an event at the Aborigines Advancement League today. Minster for Education James Merlino congratulated the students on their hard..

Work on new Lillydale Lake playground begins

Work has begun on the redevelopment of the Lillydale Lake playspace in the Yarra Ranges Shire Council thanks to a $1 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Marking the commencement today the Deputy Premier James Merlino said the project would breathe new life into..

Simon Birmingham Confirms State Liberal Cuts To Schools

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has hung his Victorian Liberal colleagues out to dry today by confirming the former Liberal State Government’s cuts to Victorian government schools. In an attempt to deflect from the Turnbull Government’s agenda to abandon government schools and reduce its federal..

Catholic Principals Graduate With New Skills To Improve Leadership

The first wave of Catholic school principals to pass the Australian Catholic University’s new Master of Business Administration course today graduated with qualifications tailored for Catholic school leaders. Minister for Education, James Merlino, congratulated the 28 Catholic school principals at an event at the headquarters..

Improving Early Years Screening For Learning Difficulties

The Andrews Labor Government is improving how Victoria screens for learning difficulties at the start of school, with a new early years literacy assessment tool for all Prep children helping teachers identify and support children with learning difficulties. The Labor Government is delivering the improvements as part of its Special Needs..

Bracks Review Calls for Commonwealth to Fully Fund Gonksi

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the release of the final report of an independent review into Victoria’s education funding, which finds that the Commonwealth Government should honour its commitment to fully fund the Gonski Agreement. The review, led by former Premier the Hon Steve..

Building The Education State In West Gippsland

Minister for Education, James Merlino, today visited schools in West Gippsland as part of a ministerial delegation to the region. The Minister first visited Bass Valley Primary School where he met the Principal and staff from the Bass Valley Children’s Centre to discuss how they..