Topic: Education

Helping Regional Kids Become Maths Masters

The Andrews Labor Government is helping about 14,000 pre-schoolers and their families in Regional Victoria improve their maths skills through a new early years program. Let’s Count helps early years educators engage families and their children in counting, measuring and identifying patterns. The program helps parents and carers introduce maths to their children in a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

A Stronger TAFE For Geelong

Geelong locals will have access to more opportunities to get the skills they need to get a job, thanks to $6.6 million for The Gordon from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills, Gayle Tierney, today visited The Gordon’s Geelong City Campus to announce funding from the Stronger TAFE Fund, which allows TAFEs […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills, Western Victoria Region

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

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 […]

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

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Ministers, Southern Metropolitan Region

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Nominate Now For The 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards

Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards are now open – celebrating the contribution that more than 300 Learn Local organisations make to training across Victoria. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney launched this year’s instalment of the awards today, encouraging inspirational pre-accredited learners and outstanding practitioners from across Victoria to apply. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills