Category: Minister for Education

Shared Spaces Connect Students At Mount Dandenong

Students at Mount Dandenong Primary School will soon have more inclusive outdoor spaces where they can meet and play thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened a special area at the school – Wominjeka, which means welcome in Woiwurrung language – with local Aboriginal Elder Murrindindi performing a smoking […]

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Monbulk College Upgrade Underway

Students in the Yarra Ranges will soon have the first rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work underway to refurbish and modernise Monbulk College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod to start construction on the school’s upgrade. The Labor Government has allocated nearly $10.6 […]

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Frog Bog Leaps Ahead To Completion

Students at Silvan Primary School can now study and enjoy a thriving environmental space called the Frog Bog that makes learning fun thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino opened the site today during a visit to the school where he spoke with staff and students. The project began in 2014 […]

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Wait Over For VCE Results

The wait is officially over for the thousands of students who have completed their Victorian Certificate of Education this year, with results officially released at 7am. Minister for Education James Merlino met students at Lilydale High School to congratulate them on completing their VCE and hear their plans and aspirations for the future. Among the […]

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$14.6 Million To Build A New School At Warrnambool

Students at Warrnambool Special Developmental School are getting an early Christmas present this year with the Andrews Labor Government announcing $14.6 million to build a brand new school. Prior to the 2014 election, the Victorian Labor Party made an election commitment to provide $5 million to relocate the school to a new site given the […]

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

Victorian Students Top Of The Class In Reading

Victoria has cemented itself as the leading education state in the nation topping an international study of reading literacy on the back of record investments from the Andrews Labor Government. The data is clear that the Education State reforms are producing significant improvements in schools right across the state. The results of the Progress in […]

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Inner West Secondary Schools: Next Steps Announced

The Andrews Labor Government is getting it done for inner west parents, as another major milestone is reached on the new Footscray Learning Precinct. A new secondary school will be established as part of the Footscray Learning Precinct to provide better learning opportunities for students.  Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the new school […]

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

Making Victorian Schools More Energy Efficient

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a new pilot program across Victoria to help make schools more energy efficient and save on energy bills. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the school rollout of the Greener Government School Buildings Program, which will improve the energy efficiency of school buildings, reduce operating costs and cut […]

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$2 Million For New Classrooms At Marist-Sion College

Students from across the Warragul region will soon be learning in six brand new classrooms, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Marist Sion College in Warragul to announce $2 million towards a new high quality, permanent building housing six classrooms, as well as additional learning spaces. As part […]

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

Kurnai College $10 Million Upgrade Begins

Students in Morwell will soon have the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work beginning on  upgrading Kurnai College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod to start construction on the $10.1 million upgrade which include replacing old buildings at the College with modern facilities. […]

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