Category: Minister for Education

Awards Recognise Victoria’s Early Years Professionals

Victorians are encouraged to recognise the outstanding work of early years professionals in improving the lives of young children by nominating an individual or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced nominations for this year’s awards are open, and called on families, early childhood professionals and early years […]

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More Than 70 Victorian Schools To Benefit From Funding

Students at 78 schools across the state will share in close to $6 million of funding, for works at their schools thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the schools would share in an extra $5.94 million from the Planned Maintenance Program (PMP) to boost maintenance of the schools. Schools […]

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First Wave Of Students Back In The Classroom

Schools across Victoria today welcomed back around 400,000 students as part of a staged return to classroom teaching. Minister For Education James Merlino congratulated principals, teachers, school staff, students and families for their incredible efforts to make remote learning work, and announced a summit to discuss lessons learnt and investigate what improvements can be made […]

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New Technology And Better Facilities For Victorian Kinders

The Victorian Government is helping kinders across the state upgrade their facilities and purchase the latest technology ahead of the roll-out of funded universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened applications under the $27.7 million Building Blocks program, with grants available to upgrade or improve early learning facilities and grants for new […]

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Certainty For Students With Exams To Start In November

Victorian Certificate of Education examinations will start in early November and results will be available by the end of the year, giving certainty to thousands of students whose studies have been interrupted by coronavirus. Minister for Education James Merlino announced today that VCE exams will begin in the week commencing 9 November – a month […]

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Nominations Open For Prestigious School Design Awards

The state’s latest and best school building designs will be centre stage at the 2020 Victorian School Design Awards. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that nominations are open for the awards, which celebrates the architects and designers who are making a difference in the classroom with their unique and creative designs that deliver […]

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Clifton Creek Primary School To Be Rebuilt

The Victorian Government is delivering funding to ensure Clifton Creek Primary School is rebuilt after the community suffered the devastating loss of their school in the summer’s bushfires. Minister for Educaton James Merlino today announced more than $4.2 million for Clifton Creek Primary School, honouring a committment to rebuild the school. The rebuild will include […]

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$19 Million Investment In Morwell And Traralgon Schools

Morwell and Latrobe families will have access to the first-rate early learning and school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced $5.35 million to deliver a world class integrated early learning centre at Morwell Park Primary School and $13.7 million to rebuild Latrobe Special Developmental School. The Morwell community will benefit from having on-site integrated early […]

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Extra $2.4m For Exford Primary School Upgrade

The Victorian Government will fix old buildings and upgrade more schools in a state-wide construction blitz that will create thousands of jobs and help Victoria’s economy rebound from the coronavirus crisis. Member for Melton Steve McGhie today announced Exford Primary School will get a $2.4 million upgrade as part of a state-wide construction blitz that […]

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Completing Shepparton‘s World-Class Secondary School

Students in Shepparton will be in their world-class secondary school at the beginning of 2022, with the Victorian Government announcing $119 million to finish construction of Greater Shepparton Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the funding, which is part of a state-wide education building blitz that will create thousands of jobs and […]

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