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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..

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..

Children Embrace Reading At Home

Children across Victoria have been exploring far off lands and going on countless adventures as part of this year’s Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Minister for Education James Merlino today congratulated the thousands of students from across Victoria who had taken part in the challenge and experienced..

VCE Exams Get Underway

VCE exams officially began today with 41,690 students sitting the English exam and another 3,879 sitting English as an Additional Language exam. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated VCE students who have persevered despite the many challenges and disruptions 2020 has thrown their way. In..

Getting Kids Moving Again As We Cut Costs For Families

Victorian kids will have more opportunities to play sports with their teammates and friends as part of a $45.2 million funding boost to get kids moving and help families with the costs of community sport, as we step towards COVID Normal and look forward to..

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..