Category: Minister for Education

Major Boost For Towong Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading school sports facilities in areas affected by the summer’s devastating bushfires, with funding announced for three schools in Towong. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Bethanga Primary School, Corryong College and Tallangatta Primary School will share in $2.2 million for upgrades and repairs. Corryong College will receive $1.2 […]

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

Helping Victorian Parents Find Their Local School

The Andrews Labor Government’s Findmyschool website has been updated so parents continue to have the latest information to find out the school zone they live in. Minister for Education James Merlino said the updates include school zones for the 14 new schools opening at the start of 2021. Every child has the right to enrol […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

New Website To Help Closed Schools Continue Teaching

A new website has been launched to help teachers keep students learning in the event a school is closed because of COVID-19. Launched today, the new Learning From Home site provides age-appropriate, curriculum-based learning resources for early childhood services and primary and secondary school students. Minister for Education James Merlino said the new website would […]

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge Gets Kids Reading Everyday

Victorian children and young people are preparing to take on the challenge to read more books as the Premiers’ Reading Challenge gets underway. Minister for Education James Merlino today launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2020, with thousands of avid readers expected to take part in schools, early childhood centres and homes across the state. Now […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Impressive New Sporting And Arts Facilities For Upwey High

Students and the wider community can now enjoy new first-rate performing arts and sports facilities at Upwey High School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to officially open its new multipurpose building, which includes a competition-grade gymnasium featuring four basketball courts, impressive new performing arts spaces […]

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

Supporting The Kindergarten Building Boom In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping build and expand kindergarten facilities across the state as it gets on with rolling out Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Lucknow Primary School to announce a new kindergarten would be built at the school, helping families ditch the dreaded double drop-off. The Labor Government will […]

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New Kinder Hub Opens In Morwell

Morwell families will have access to more kindergarten places thanks to a new one-stop-shop bringing together kinder, school and family services at a single location. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the $6.5 million integrated children’s centre which is co-located at Morwell Central Primary School. The new facility delivers early childhood services such as […]

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

Improving Oversight And Safety In Boarding Schools

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced new laws to ensure boarding schools are registered, regulated and safer for students. The Education and Training Reform Amendment (Regulation of Student Accommodation) Bill 2020, introduced into Victorian Parliament this week, will expand the regulatory powers of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) to include school boarding premises. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

New Certificates For Year 9 Learning Growth And Achievement

In an Australian first, the learning growth of Year 9 students in Victoria and their success in NAPLAN testing will be properly recognised, with the introduction of Year 9 Certificates of Achievement. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that certificates will be awarded to Year 9 students who excel in NAPLAN or significantly improve […]

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Community To Have Their Say On Clifton Creek Primary

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging with students, families and the local community on the re-build of Clifton Creek Primary School following the devastating bushfires that destroyed the school. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened community consultation to gain insights that will help inform the design process of the school’s long-term rebuild. Work is […]

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