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New Standards To Emphasise Respect For School Staff

The Andrews Labor Government has launched new school policies and resources to promote the importance of collaboration and respectful behaviours between parents and carers and school staff. The new Respectful Behaviours within the School Community Policy will help ensure schools remain safe and positive places..

Lysterfield To Host 2022 Pistol Australia National Titles

The Lysterfield area will be able to enjoy top shooting action, with Victorian Amateur Pistol Association receiving funding from the Victorian Government to host the 2022 Pistol Australia National Titles at the Yarra Pistol Club in Lysterfield. Member for Monbulk today announced the event will..

Ditching The Double Drop-Off With More Kinders On School Sites

The Andrew Labor Government is making kinder education more accessible for children and their families by delivering more kindergartens on school sites ─ saving parents time and helping ditch the dreaded double drop-off. Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today announced four more kindergartens will..


Two more dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s outer-east have been removed months ahead of schedule this morning and two brand new train stations are now open – as Victoria gets closer to reaching the major milestone of 50 level crossings gone for good…

Master Teachers Appointed For Teaching Excellence Program

Nine outstanding Victorian teachers have been chosen to lead the Andrews Labor Government’s Teaching Excellence Program – an Australian-first professional learning program at the new Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership. The Teaching Excellence Program will provide advanced professional learning for highly-skilled teachers at government,..

Striking A Chord With Music In Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure more Victorian students have access to vital music education at school, with expressions of interest for the 2022 Music in Schools Teacher Professional Learning Program now open. The Labor Government is investing $3.5 million to continue the DUET..

Inclusive Education Opportunity For Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian teachers the opportunity to strengthen their skills and knowledge in inclusive education to continue supporting students of all abilities. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that 71 government school teachers and regional support employees across the state..

Extra Mental Health Support For New Parents

New parents will soon have better access to the vital mental health support they need, with an investment from the Andrews Labor Government to expand and reform community perinatal mental health teams across the state. One in five women will experience a perinatal mental health..

New Mental Health Lived Experience Leadership

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed its first Executive Director of Lived Experience to help build Victoria’s new mental health and wellbeing system, ensuring those with experience of the mental health system are at the centre of its reform. Mary O’Hagan, an internationally recognised lived..

More Cutting-Edge Equipment For Victorian Tech Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria’s Tech Schools more high-tech than ever, with funding for equipment like robots, benchtop milling machines and spectrometers to help them deliver innovative science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) programs. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the state’s..

Free Rapid Antigen Testing To Keep Victorian Schools Safe

The Victorian Government is making schools safer for students and staff and reducing the disruption caused by coronavirus outbreaks, with the roll-out of free, at-home rapid antigen tests for schools. With rapid antigen tests now approved for self-administered use across Australia, the tests will be..

New Civics And Citizenship Resources For Students

Victorian students and teachers from primary through to senior secondary school now have access to new digital resources that will build their understanding of civics and citizenship, making young Victorians more thoughtful, passionate active participants in the democratic process. The new resources have been co-developed..

More Outside School Hours Care Options For Families

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting more schools to establish outside school hours care services, helping more parents and carers to get into the workforce while ensuring their children are cared for. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 145 school sites will share in..

Supporting Victorians With Lived Mental Health Experience

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians who have been through Victoria’s mental health system, with new funding to expand the state’s peak lived experience advocacy organisation. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System called for people with lived experience of mental illness or..

Design Underway For Warrnambool Mental Health Beds

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering more mental health beds at Warrnambool Base Hospital, with designs for the important project to deliver better care to south-west Victorians now underway. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney..