Category: Minister for Education

Education Week Sets The Stage For Celebrating The Arts

Victorian students will have the opportunity to explore some of Victoria’s leading galleries and theatres as part of this year’s Education Week, with the theme celebrate the arts. Running from the 20 to 26 May, Education Week will give students the opportunity to take part in a calendar of free activities across the state hosted […]

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Inclusive Education Scholarships For Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in specialist teacher training to give every child the chance to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 360 government funded scholarships for Victorian teachers to undertake a Master of Education specialising in inclusive and special education or applied behaviour analysis as […]

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Getting It Done: Second Richmond High School Campus

The second site of Richmond High School is on track to open at the start of next year with the roof now in place. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today toured the $43 million school – funded by the Andrews Labor Government – which will cater for 650 Year […]

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Helping Maryborough Students Get The Skills To Work

High school students in Maryborough will soon be able to finish 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 today visited Maryborough Education Centre to announce the Labor Government’s new Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships initiative, […]

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Helping Ballarat Students Get The Skills To Work

High school students in Ballarat will soon be able to finish 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 today visited Phoenix P-12 Community College in Sebastopol to announce the Labor Government’s new Head Start Apprenticeships […]

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Top Performers Recognised At Premier’s VCE Awards

Victoria’s top performing VCE students have been recognised with Premier’s VCE Awards during a special ceremony at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Minister for Education James Merlino today presented the awards to the high-achieving students and congratulated them on their hard work. Winners included a debating captain with her sights set on a career […]

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More Support To Keep Principals Happy And Healthy

Victoria’s principals and assistant principals will get the support they need to do their jobs, with a new $5.2 million support and well-being package from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government’s new Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy will support Victoria’s 3,000 government school principals and assistance principals to stay healthy and happy at work […]

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Eight New Schools Fast-Tracked

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of building new schools to meet the needs of the state’s growing population and ensure every Victorian child has access to a great quality education. Minister for Education James Merlino has confirmed that construction on eight of the new schools announced in the Victorian Budget […]

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New Buildings For 21 Schools

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $53.1 million in brand new buildings for 21 schools across Victoria. Minister for Education James Merlino visited Glengala/Sunshine West Primary School this week to announce the third round of schools set to receive new buildings as part of the Labor Government’s Asbestos Removal Program. The Glengala/Sunshine West Primary School […]

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Students Suffer As Turnbull Gives Big Business A Tax Cut

Malcolm Turnbull is handing big business an $80 billion tax cut at the same time as short-changing Victorian schools and students. The Federal Budget confirms that the Turnbull Government has not funded the final year of the original Gonski agreement, which leaves Victorian schools more than $700 million worse off. The Commonwealth does, however, find […]

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