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Victorian China Program Wins Top Education Award

The ground-breaking Victorian Young Leaders to China Program has won a prestigious national award for excellence in international education. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated the students and staff involved in the program, which is at the heart of the Victoria-China education relationship. The program is the single biggest investment by an Australian state or […]

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Giving Victorian Students a Voice

Schools, students and teachers from across Victoria have been recognised for their work giving students the opportunity to have their say. Minister for Education James Merlino recently presented the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) Recognition Awards to students, teachers and principals at a ceremony in Melbourne. The awards recognise the important role teachers have in […]

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Trained Literacy Leaders To Boost Student Performance

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all Victorian students have access to the best literacy teaching standards. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that every government primary school will have a trained literacy leader, with new workshops available for teachers and principals. The Literacy Leader Induction Workshops will be set up in 44 centres […]

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New Classrooms And Facilities For Gisborne Students

Families in Gisborne are a step closer to having the modern classrooms and teaching facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today toured the Gisborne Primary School to discuss designs for its $1.628 million upgrade. The school received funding in this year’s […]

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Giving Our Students A Greater Voice

Students will get more say in shaping the direction of their school, with student members to be included on all government secondary school councils starting next year. Minister for Education James Merlino announced students would soon be on every government secondary school council with full voting rights. Consultation with students, parents, principals, teachers and support […]

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New Classrooms For Modern Learning In Mordialloc

Mordialloc students will benefit from new classrooms and refurbished facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today released details of the $2.75 million redevelopment of St Brigid’s Parish Primary School. The Labor Government is contributing $1.75 million towards the project. The funding will go […]

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New Facilities a Slam Dunk For Mordialloc Families

Mordialloc students will enjoy brand new sports facilities including a competition-grade basketball court, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson visited Mordialloc College today to unveil the final stage of the school’s $6.6 million upgrade. The redevelopment includes a new gymnasium, which includes a basketball […]

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Teachers Encouraged To Apply For Premier’s ANZAC Prize

Teachers have an opportunity to support students embarking on an overseas study tour to learn more about Australians who have served their country. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Veterans John Eren today encouraged teachers to apply to lead Victorian students who will take part in the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize in […]

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Brand New School Facilities For Carnegie Families

Carnegie Primary School students are a step closer to having the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos visited Carnegie Primary School today to view the final designs for the school’s $5.5 million upgrade. The project will provide students […]

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New Community Facilities For Point Cook

Young people in Point Cook will soon benefit from a new multi-purpose Scouts and Community Centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Altona Jill Hennessy today visited Carranballac P-9 College Boardwalk Campus in Point Cook to announce the $1.375 million investment as part of the $50 million […]

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