Category: Minister for Education

Facilitating China-Based Students To Attend Year 11 And 12

Senior high school students who remain in China due to Australian travel restrictions have been offered a strict pathway to resume their studies in recognition of the importance of the final two years of school. Year 11 and Year 12 students who are completing their senior secondary schooling can apply for an exemption to the […]

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Supporting Our New Teachers To Be Their Best

New graduate teachers will get more support as they start their careers thanks to a new $73.4 million graduate teacher program being piloted by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the latest reform to revolutionise the way graduate teachers are supported when they first start working by improving graduate teacher […]

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State-Of-The-Art School For Reservoir East Students

Reservoir East Primary School students will benefit from a host of new facilities at their school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Preston Robin Scott visited the school today to officially open the major upgrades made possible by a $6.8 million investment by the Labor Government. The […]

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Works Begin To Transform Education In Frankston North

Students in Frankston North are a step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today visited Mahogany Rise Primary School to turn the sod on the school’s upgrade and modernisation works, which includes integrating the on-site early […]

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Boosting School Facilities For Ringwood Senior Students

Students in Ringwood are a step closer to having the state-of-the-art senior secondary facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Ringwood Secondary College to inspect the construction of its new $5.5 million two-storey senior learning centre. These works are part of the second stage […]

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Smile Squad To Visit Thousands More Students In 2020

Tens of thousands more Victorian school students will enjoy brighter smiles this year as the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Smile Squad free dental program gets underway. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minster for Health Jenny Mikakos today to announce a further 146 new primary and secondary schools will be invited to […]

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Funding Boost For Community Language Schools

Hundreds of preschool children will soon get extra help to learn their mother tongue, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government as part of a $7.5 million funding boost for community language schools. Community language schools provide out-of-school-hours programs to help children learn or maintain their heritage language. Until this funding boost, accredited community language schools […]

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Work Begins On Lilydale Plan To Transform High Schools

Students in Lilydale and the Upper Yarra region are a step closer to having the first-rate facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited Lilydale High School, Lilydale Heights College and Upper Yarra Secondary College to turn […]

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Community Has Their Say On Bass Coast Junior Campus

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging with students and families about the future design of Wonthaggi Secondary College’s new San Remo junior campus. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today released the community engagement report about the design of the new junior secondary campus in San Remo and thanked those […]

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Swimming Certificate Numbers Boom

More Victorian students are getting the vital water safety and swimming skills they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced more than 26,000 Victorian Water Safety Certificates were awarded to students across Victoria in 2019. This is more than four times the number of certificates issued in 2018. […]

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