Category: Minister for Education

More Support For Swimming Lessons In Victorian Schools

Victorian schools will get even more support to improve the delivery of life-saving swimming and water safety programs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the introduction of swimming coordinators across every Victorian education area to support schools to offer swimming programs and award Victorian Water Safety Certificates. The […]

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New Inner-City Primary School Opens Doors

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered a new, state-of-the-art education facility for inner city families, with South Melbourne Park Primary School opening its doors for the first time. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley joined staff and students to celebrate the opening of the $31 million school, which features […]

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Second Campus For Richmond High School Opens Doors

Richmond families can now access a new, state-of-the-art vertical secondary school, with the Griffiths Street campus of Richmond High School officially open. Today, Minister for Education James Merlino joined Member for Richmond Richard Wynne, Principal Colin Simpson and the Year 7 and 8 students and teachers to celebrate the opening of the Griffiths street campus, […]

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New Pakenham School Opens Doors

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered a new, state-of-the-art education facility for Pakenham families, with Pakenham Primary School opening its doors for the first time. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale joined staff and students to celebrate the opening of the $23.7 million school, which features modern classrooms, performing arts […]

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Sky’s The Limit For New Prahran High School

Students began exploring one of Victoria’s first vertical government schools today, with the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom bringing Prahran High School to life. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor today opened the $62 million inner city campus and met with Year 7 students starting their first day. […]

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Back To School For Almost One Million Victorian Students

Nearly one million students are returning to school this week across Victoria, with nine new schools opening under the Andrews Labor Government’s school building boom. This year, around 992,400 students will attend a Victorian school – 554,200 primary and 420,500 secondary students. More than 634,000 students will attend a Victorian government school – up from […]

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Prep Bags Spark Learning On First Day Of School

Every prep student in a Victorian Government school will start their education with a new library bag and bundle of books to spark the joy of reading, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today unveiled new library bags, which are being delivered to approximately 57,100 Preps in more than 1,200 […]

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Undergraduate Teaching Offers Released

The wait is over for many aspiring teachers who will find out today if they have received a first-round university or college offer. Today 1,367 main round offers have been made to students for undergraduate teaching courses. Those wanting to pursue a career in teaching will need to have a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank […]

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Students Celebrate Their VCE And VCAL Results

The wait is officially over for the thousands of students who have completed the final chapter of their secondary schooling this year, with results released at 7:00am today. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated more than 64,000 students across the state who received their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning […]

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New Cutting-Edge Classrooms For Footscray Kids

Students in Melbourne’s west will now learn in brand new classrooms thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s innovative school building program. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Footscray Katie Hall today visited Footscray West Primary School to officially open the impressive new architect-designed modular building. The $1.9 million building contains new classrooms and […]

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