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Non-Government Schools To Share In Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Catholic and independent school students benefit from its record investment in infrastructure, through a new round of its $402 million contribution to fund upgrades for the non-government school sector. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications for round..

Upgrading Hopetoun P-12 College Brick By Brick

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring students in the Mallee will benefit from the largest school infrastructure investment in Victoria’s history. Minister for Education James Merlino visited Hopetoun P-12 College to discuss the $9.53 million upgrade which will modernise the entire school and deliver better..

Land Secured For Clyde North Station Secondary College

Families in Melbourne’s booming south east are a step closer to having a new secondary school on their doorstop, with a site secured to build Clyde North Station Secondary College (interim name). Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today announced..

Supporting Students To Learn About The Holocaust

New teaching and learning resources will be ready for schools next year as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to teach the Holocaust in school and address antisemitism in the community. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a comprehensive suite of new materials..

Grants Open To Help Build Inclusion In Schools

More Victorian schools will be able to build inclusive indoor and outdoor learning spaces as well as accessible playgrounds to support students with disabilities and additional needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially opened Round 6 of the..

Ensuring High-Quality Teacher Education Programs

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening regulation of school teaching qualifications to ensure kids get high-quality teachers and high-quality education. Minister for Education James Merlino will introduce a Bill into Parliament today to enhance the powers of the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) to regulate..

Upgraded Classrooms For Ringwood Secondary College

Ringwood students will now be learning in modern and bigger classrooms with the opening of their new senior learning centre. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Ringwood Dustin Halse today visited Ringwood Secondary College to open the new $5.5 million centre. These works complete the..

New Strategy To Better Support Students With Autism

Autistic students will get more support in schools and more tailored assistance with their education through an Australian-first strategy launched by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino launched the Autism Education Strategy today as part of the Labor Government’s nearly $1.6 billion..

Supporting Small-Scale School Building Projects

Victorian schools will receive a funding boost to deliver small but important upgrades thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $70 million Minor Capital Works Fund. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 328 schools will receive funding to fast-track priority projects, supporting local jobs through..

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..

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..