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School Banking Programs To Be Banned

Banks and financial institutions will be banned from delivering school banking programs in Victorian government schools from 2021 and replaced with quality school-led programs to improve students’ financial skills. The findings of the Royal Commission into the Banking and Financial Services Industry highlighted the importance..

World Class Facilities For Yarra Ranges Students

Students in the Yarra Ranges will soon have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities to learn in, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Yarra Ranges Special Development School to discuss the further $8.92 million for new and exciting..

Upgrades Delivered For Lilydale And Upper Yarra Schools

Students in Lilydale and the Upper Yarra region will soon have bigger, better classrooms and school facilities. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Lilydale Heights College, Lilydale High School and Upper Yarra Secondary College to discuss the further $23.67 million investment for new and..

Putting The Mental Health Of Victorians First

This has been the toughest year many of us have ever lived through. As we begin our state’s slow recovery, this year’s Budget invests in the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, by continuing the fundamental rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 includes..

Building The Future Our Kids Deserve

With kids back in the classroom, the Andrews Labor Government wants to make sure our students have the gyms, libraries and learning spaces they deserve. That includes delivering the biggest single boost to school infrastructure in the state’s history, bringing the total investment on improving..

A Better Vocational Education For School Students

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul Victoria’s school-based vocational education with a new integrated end-of-school certificate – ensuring wherever they go to school, every student will be able to do both academic and vocational subjects. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 invests $38 million to develop a new..

Helping Families Juggling It All

This year, parents have had to juggle work and childcare and kids learning from home. Even now with kids back at school and kinder, we know that balancing act isn’t easy. It’s why the Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver a $773.8 million investment in early childhood education,..

Help Where It’s Needed: Supporting Victorians With Disability

As our state recovers stronger and fairer, we need to make sure every Victorian has the support they need. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest an unprecedented extra $1.9 billion to make sure Victorians with disability are supported – including our youngest Victorians. A nearly $1.6 billion..

Building The Future Our Kids Deserve

With kids back in the classroom, the Andrews Labor Government wants to make sure our students have the gyms, libraries and learning spaces they deserve. That includes delivering the biggest single boost to school infrastructure in the state’s history, bringing the total investment on improving..

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST IN MONBULK

When the Andrews Labor Government was elected, we promised to put people first. As our state begins its recovery from the global pandemic, people will continue to be our priority. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 delivers on the investments that will see our community recover –..

Fast-Tracking Professionals Into Teaching Careers

Teacher training programs will be fast tracked to fill hard-to-staff positions in schools and early childhood services – giving kids better teachers and helping people get new skills and a new career. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today..

Literacy Champion Wins Top Education Excellence Award

A secondary school teacher improving literacy rates in VCE students has taken out Victoria’s top public education prize, honoured by the Andrews Labor Government as one of 14 Victorian Education Excellence Awards winners. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the winners of the 2020..

Inclusive Education: Making Sure Our Kids Can Be Their Best

As our state recovers stronger and fairer, we need to make sure every Victorian has the support they need. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will invest an unprecedented nearly $1.6 billion to make sure students with disability are supported in the classroom through an Australian first..

Brand New School Ready For Eynesbury Students

Families living in Melbourne’s west will soon have access to the new state-of-the-art primary school they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Melton Steve McGhie today officially opened and toured the brand new Eynesbury Primary School..

Upgrading Elmore Primary School Brick By Brick

This year, Elmore families have done an incredible job in supporting students to learn from home. As kids get back into the classroom, we want to make sure they have the fantastic new learning spaces they deserve. The Andrews Labor Government has built and upgraded..

New McKinnon Secondary College Campus Takes Shape

McKinnon families are a step closer to having vibrant new facilities, with construction reaching its highest point at McKinnon Secondary College’s new campus. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today toured the school’s new campus which is on track to..

Fitzroy Gasworks School Campus A Step Closer For Families

Families living in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs are a step closer to having a vibrant new senior secondary college campus, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today toured the construction site of the new..