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Primary School To Open Again In Guildford

The Guildford community will have their own local primary school again with demand for enrolments meaning the Victorian Government can reopen the facilities. Minister for Education James Merlino and State Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today announced that the primary school campus in Guildford..

Improving Safety In Victorian Boarding Schools

New laws to register and regulate school boarding premises will be rolled out in 2021, under reforms to keep Victorian children safe. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020 had passed in..

Land Locked In For New School As Name Consultation Begins

Families living in the south of Gisborne are a step closer to getting the state-of-the-art education facilities they deserve, with a site secured to build a new primary school. Minister for Education James Merlino, Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt and State Member for Macedon..

Transition Support Funding For Students With Disability

Victorian students with disability will receive extra support to transition from their final year of education into post-schooling pathways, thanks to a Victorian Government investment into their future. State Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced that specialist schools will receive $750 for each..

Every Student Returns To The Classroom

All remaining Victorian students will begin returning to classrooms from today, with 163,000 students in Years 8 to 10 in metropolitan Melbourne joining their classmates in the final stage of the staggered return to on-site learning. It will mean that more than a million students..

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..

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..