Category: Minister for Education

Upgrades On The Way For The Basin Primary School

Significant upgrades will soon get underway at The Basin Primary School, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited school to announce $1.44 million for upgrade works on the school’s oval, to reinstate natural turf, address stormwater drainage, and landscape. This is in addition to more […]

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Wait Over For Victorian Student VCE Results

The wait is over for nearly 50,000 Victorian students who will receive their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) results from 7:00am today. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated all the students, most of who received their results online. This year, 49,324 students will graduate with their VCE – a record completion rate of 98.1 per […]

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Builder 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 a building company appointed to construct the last four of the 14 schools set to open in 2021. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Kane Constructions had been appointed to build: Cranbourne West Secondary School (interim […]

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Expert Panel Releases Interim Findings On NAPLAN Review

The Victorian, New South Wales, Queensland and ACT governments have released the Interim Report for their independent joint review of NAPLAN. The Interim Report sets out the major issues with NAPLAN as identified during an initial consultation round. The Report also includes preliminary ideas for addressing these issues. Major issues identified in the Interim Report […]

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Upgrades On The Way For Horsham College

Horsham College will soon have important new works undertaken, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the college to announce the upgrade, with $270,000 allocated for new outdoor shade sails and upgrades to relocatable classrooms. The new shade sails will be located in the courtyard and will help the […]

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

Victorian Students Excel In Reading

Victorian students are continuing to excel in reading with a significant increase in the number of students performing at the highest level according to new data released today. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses 15-year-old students from around the world in reading, science and maths, every three years. In an outstanding result, the […]

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New Campaign To Recruit The Best And Brightest Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging more Victorians to consider a rewarding career as a teacher, to match its unprecedented investment in our schools. A new advertising campaign launched on Sunday evening across TV, outdoor advertising, digital, print and radio is encouraging more Victorians to consider entering the teaching profession. Victoria is growing faster than any other state, with 115,000 additional […]

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New Learning Space The Perfect Birthday Gift

Students at Yarra Junction Primary School are enjoying the use of a $2 million building with classrooms and a flexible activity space thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the striking architect-designed learning facility for grade five and six students at Yarra Junction Primary School. The building includes a […]

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Regional Students To Gain Access To More VCE Subjects

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting students from regional and rural schools to have greater choice in VCE subjects thanks to a $1.2 million dollar investment. Minister for Education James Merlino announced today the VCE Collaboration Fund round 2 partnerships to 28 rural and regional schools. The $1.2 million VCE Collaboration Fund is part of […]

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More Mental Health Support In Primary Schools

Primary school students facing mental health challenges will get the support they need, under a new $1.2 million early intervention and prevention pilot program being launched by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a partnership with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and The Ian Potter Foundation to trial a […]

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