Category: Minister for Education

Principal Appointed For North Geelong School

An inaugural principal has been appointed to lead North Geelong Special Development School. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Lara John Eren today announced that Suzanne Armstrong will be the principal of the new school. Opening in 2018, North Geelong Special Development School will provide specialist education services for students with a disability […]

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First Principal Appointed For Bannockburn P-12

The inaugural principal has been appointed to the soon to be opened Bannockburn P-12. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced Rob Nelson as the principal of the brand new school. Opening in 2018, Bannockburn P-12 will accommodate 475 prep to Year six students and 720 Year seven […]

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Top VCE Students Recognised

Young, innovative and vocal – this year’s Premier’s VCE Award winners are destined for great futures. Minister for Education James Merlino presented the students with their awards at a ceremony today and congratulated them on their hard work. The awards recognise young Victorians who have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education with distinction. A 15-year-old […]

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Boosting Jobs And Schools In Shepparton

Shepparton students will benefit from a new ten year plan to transform the town’s education system, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Meeting with local secondary school principals and community leaders today, Minister for Education James Merlino announced the start of consultation on the new Shepparton Education Plan. An initial $1 million, secured as part […]

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New Sporting Education Opportunities For Victorian Kids

Victorian students will have new opportunities to pursue careers in the sport and recreation industry through the Sports Education and Development Australia (SEDA) College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the College’s North Melbourne Football Club campus to announce that SEDA College is now registered as an independent school. This means students can be […]

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Giving Students More Opportunities In The South East

A new performing arts centre at Mordialloc College was officially opened today providing more opportunities for students in the South East to excel at school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson toured the state-of-the-art facility today which includes specialist drama performance spaces, music teaching areas and a canteen. The arts […]

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Bendigo Students A Step Closer To A New Tech School

Around 8,500 local students will soon be using the latest technology, including an audio visual green screen room, as part of their regular education. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today unveiled Bendigo Tech School’s designs and turned the first sod to start […]

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Helping Victorian Students Learn A Musical Instrument

More Victorian students will get the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Morwell Central Primary School to open round two of the $400,000 Musical Instruments Grants program. Under the program, 200 eligible schools will be invited […]

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Victoria Not Proceeding With NAPLAN Online In 2017

Victorian schools will not be taking part in an online trial of the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) this year. Education Services Australia (ESA) has been unable to resolve technological issues that are affecting NAPLAN Online’s platform and supporting technology in time to commence the online version of NAPLAN next month. Recent testing […]

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First Tech School Opens In Yarra Ranges

Around 12,000 local students will soon be using the latest technology, including robotics and virtual reality, as part of their everyday education. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today visited the Yarra Ranges Tech School to officially open the […]

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