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Myschool Shows Victorian Schools Kicking Goals

Data released today on the Myschools website shows that Victorian schools are among the top in the country for improving student performance, following record education investment from the Andrews Labor Government. The 2018 NAPLAN National Report confirmed Victoria as one of the highest performing states in Australia, with Victorian students in Years 3 and 5 […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Early Childhood Professionals

Victorians are being encouraged to recognise the outstanding work of early childhood professionals in improving the lives of young children by nominating an early childhood teacher or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney today announced nominations for the awards are open, and encouraged families, early childhood professionals and […]

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New Names For Schools Opening In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian communities the chance to have their say on the names of the new government schools opening next year. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Victorian School Building Authority would consult with local communities on naming the new schools currently under construction and set to open […]

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Helping Mildura Kids Get The Most Out Of Kindergarten

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Mildura children can attend a first-rate kindergarten, with high-quality facilities and better learning support. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited De Garis Kindergarten in Mildura, which has received $230,000 in school readiness funding and where construction of a new $189,400 inclusive playground is underway. The kindergarten’s existing playground […]

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Better Learning Facilities For Young People In Red Cliffs

Secondary students in Red Cliffs now have a modern, state-of-the-art learning environment, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $7.8 million transformation of Red Cliffs Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to open the redevelopment, which saw most original buildings at the Fitzroy Avenue campus demolished to make way for new […]

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Getting More Victorians Into Kindergarten Teaching

The Andrews Labor Government is offering an additional 300 scholarships to aspiring kinder teachers, as well as $9,000 incentives to support early childhood teachers to move to areas where three-year-old kinder is rolling out. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a further $3.8 million for scholarships and incentives to support more people to pursue […]

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Morrison Budget A Complete Failure For Victorian Kids

The Morrison minority government has delivered another federal budget that fails to fund schools fairly and confirms early childhood education funding will be cut from 2021. The Liberals have done nothing to rectify their dud school funding deal that funds public school kids less than private school kids. Under Scott Morrison’s proposal, Victorian public school […]

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Launch Of Statewide Kindergarten Language Program

More than 5,000 Victorian children will have an opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten this year, thanks to a significant investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino joined the Member for Box Hill Paul Hamer to launch the $17.9 million Early Childhood Language Program at Box Hill North Primary […]

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Time For Morrison To Provide Fair Education Funding

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on the Morrison minority Government to fund Victorian schools and kindergartens fairly, to ensure that no child misses out on their education. The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has proposed a dud school funding deal which means Victorian public school kids miss out on about $800 million over the next […]

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New Senior School Hub Opens For Benalla Students

Senior secondary students in Benalla will now be supported with a new hub for learning, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes at Benalla P-12 College to formally open the Year 10-12 Hub and Trade Centre. As part of the school’s $9.1 million […]

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