Category: Minister for Education

Builders Appointed To Construct State-Of-The-Art Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is on track to deliver 100 new schools across the state by 2026 with another two building companies appointed to construct seven of the 14 schools set to open in 2021. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Ireland Brown Constructions Pty Ltd had been appointed to build: Edgars Creek Primary […]

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Navigator Program Expanded To Keep Kids In School

An important program to engage students and keep kids at risk of disengaging at school will be rolled out to three new areas, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Wimmera South-West, Barwon and North Eastern Melbourne will benefit from the $43.8 million expansion of the Navigator program, which […]

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Biggest-Ever Investment In Teaching Quality In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is giving teachers and school leaders the extra resources, training and incentives they need through a $244.6 million package to improve the quality of teaching and learning in every classroom across the state. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched a range of new incentives to attract teachers and fill hard-to-staff […]

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Contemporary Classrooms For Hughesdale Primary

Hughesdale Primary School students will benefit from a series of new modern classrooms, thanks to a $3.5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and the Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today visited Hughesdale Primary School to officially open the new, modern facilities. This includes a double-storey classroom block with […]

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$5.5 Million Boost For Carnegie Primary School

Carnegie Primary School students now have the world-class facilities they need to thrive, thanks to a $5.5 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today visited Carnegie Primary School to officially open the school’s new facilities and announce $129,000 of additional funding for landscaping […]

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Education State A Step Closer In School Building Boom

Students at McKinnon Secondary College are a step closer to getting new state-of-the-art facilities with the Andrews Labor Government announcing it is seeking a builder to construct a second campus. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a request for tenders to construct the new campus to help meet the growing demand for enrolments at […]

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Young Leaders To Indonesia Program To Continue

The life-changing Victorian Young Leaders to Indonesia program will continue for another year thanks to a $545,000 Andrews Labor Government funding boost to provide immersive learning experiences for students. The Minister for Education James Merlino made the announcement while observing the inaugural Victorian Young Leaders in action in Yogyakarta. The funding will extend the Victorian […]

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Celebrating Excellence In Victorian Schools

A primary school teacher passionate about raising literacy standards, a school supporting and promoting Koorie culture and a principal who has advocated for strong student voice and leadership are among the finalists acknowledged by the Andrews Labor Government in this year’s Victorian Education Excellence Awards. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney congratulated the 35 finalists […]

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Terms Of Reference Set For NAPLAN Review

The Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland governments have released the Terms of Reference for their broad review of NAPLAN and standardised testing of school students. The Review will identify what a standardised testing regime in Australian schools should deliver, assess how well NAPLAN achieves this, and identify short and longer-term improvements that can be […]

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Delivering Leading Edge Facilities For Coburg

Coburg High School students now have the state-of-the-art facilities they need to achieve their best, thanks to a $1.9 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Education Minister James Merlino and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today visited Coburg High School to officially open the school’s facilities upgrade, featuring modernised classrooms and a brand […]

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