Category: Minister for Education

Building A New Epping North School Brick By Brick

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families in Epping North the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today turned the first sod on the brand new Edgars Creek Secondary College. The $12 million project will build a state-of-the art science, technology, engineering and maths […]

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A Bold New Vision For Education In The Inner West

The Andrews Labor Government has released a bold vision for a new learning precinct in Melbourne’s inner west. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan and Member for Footscray Marsha Thomson visited Footscray City Primary School today to release the Footscray Learning Precinct Feasibility Report and announce a further $10.6 million for […]

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Investing In Spotswood Schools And Kids

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to infrastructure at Spotswood Primary School to give local students the best start in life. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Williamstown Wade Noonan visited Spotswood Primary today to officially announce it will receive $1.4 million for upgrades. This funding will allow delivery of the first […]

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Getting The Most Out Of Whittlesea’s School Facilities

Whittlesea schools are set to become thriving neighbourhood hubs with first-rate facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today visited Laurimar Primary School to announce new community sports and recreation facilities, as part of the $50 million Shared Facilities Fund. Laurimar Primary School’s […]

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Boosting Student Performance In Literacy And Numeracy

The Andrews Labor Government will give principals access to detailed performance data and teachers will be better supported as part of a new strategy to boost literacy and numeracy results. Minister for Education James Merlino announced the strategy at the South West Principal Regional Forum today. Schools will be provided with the latest evidence-based teaching […]

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Improving Victoria’s Home Schooling

Changes to the Home Schooling Regulations in Victoria ensure children being educated at home are receiving the best education possible. Following extensive consultation and many submissions from those affected, the Andrews Labor Government  today unveiled the proposed changes to home schooling regulations in Victoria. These are important changes for home schooling families that still gives […]

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Improving Education For Kids In Care

New data has been released which shows that LOOKOUT Centres are making a real difference to the futures of students in out-of-home care. Minister for Education James Merlino has announced the results of the program’s pilot trial, which commenced in April 2016 and took place in South West Victoria. LOOKOUT helps school aged kids in […]

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Building School Pride In Montrose

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families in Montrose the first-rate school facilities their children deserve. Minister for Education James Merlino visited Billanook Primary School today to announce that the school will receive $429,000 from the Labor Government’s School Pride and Sports Fund. The funding will go towards a sheltered area at the front of […]

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Building A New Portland Bay School Brick By Brick

Families in Portland are a step closer to having the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod on the brand new Portland Bay School site. The $7 million project will build new classrooms, arts and crafts spaces, a library, and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region

Grants Music To The Ears Of Victorian Schools

More than 2,000 instruments including keyboards, violins, trumpets, flutes and drums will be on their way to Victorian students, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today visited Lightning Reef Primary School in Bendigo to announce that the […]

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