Category: Minister for Education

Building Better Schools – In Richmond And Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government isn’t wasting a minute building the Education State, with nine new public schools on track to open next year and work now underway on a further 11 new schools that will open in 2020. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Member for Richmond Richard Wynne to inspect works at the […]

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Giving South Morang Students More Options For School

South Morang students will be able to complete their entire secondary education at the same school, with the Andrews Labor Government to expand The Lakes South Morang P-9 School. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the school would be expanded into a P-12 college. Students at the school currently transfer to one of the […]

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Giving Regional Students More Options In Their VCE

The Andrews Labor Government will ensure every VCE subject is available to rural and regional students as part of a major expansion of virtual learning and a new collaboration fund to support schools working together. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a $22.6 million investment to provide students in rural and regional areas a […]

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Melba College Science Building And Stadium Takes Shape

Students in Melbourne’s outer east are a step closer to having the first-rate sports, science and arts facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane today visited Melba College in Croydon to turn the sod on Stage 2 of its rebuild, including […]

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Expanding Mental Health Support To Victorian Students

Every Victorian government secondary school will soon have access to a mental health professional, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new Mental Health in Schools program, which will ensure students are receiving quality mental health care when they need it most. One in seven Victorians between the […]

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Giving Kyneton Students The Best Facilities And Skills To Work

Students in Kyneton will soon be able to finish high school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary Anne Thomas MP today visited Kyneton Secondary College to officially open the first […]

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Giving Kyneton Students A Great Local School

Students in Kyneton now have access to the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with the official opening of the new Kyneton Primary School. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary Anne Thomas today joined local students on a tour of the new $11.5 million primary […]

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More Teachers And New Literacy And Numeracy Standards

Hundreds of new expert teachers will help lift Victorian students’ literacy and numeracy standards, as part of the biggest overhaul of the VCE and VCAL in decades. The Andrews Labor Government will introduce new literacy and numeracy standards that will be reported as part of VCE and VCAL results.  Victoria is currently the only state […]

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More Support To Make Schools Inclusive For All Students

More schools across Victoria will get a funding boost to build all-access play areas, sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and additional needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Specimen Hill College in Bendigo to announce a further 93 schools across the state […]

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Tenth Tech School Opens In Bendigo

More than 126,000 students from 160 schools across the state now have access to the latest technology and innovative learning programs, with today’s official opening of the Bendigo Tech School also marking the tenth in Victoria. Minister for Education James Merlino said the new state-of-the-art facility delivers on a key $128 million election commitment to […]

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