Category: Minister for Education

Victorian Students Top Of The Class In Reading

Victoria has cemented itself as the leading education state in the nation topping an international study of reading literacy on the back of record investments from the Andrews Labor Government. The data is clear that the Education State reforms are producing significant improvements in schools right across the state. The results of the Progress in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Inner West Secondary Schools: Next Steps Announced

The Andrews Labor Government is getting it done for inner west parents, as another major milestone is reached on the new Footscray Learning Precinct. A new secondary school will be established as part of the Footscray Learning Precinct to provide better learning opportunities for students.  Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the new school […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Metropolitan Region

Making Victorian Schools More Energy Efficient

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing a new pilot program across Victoria to help make schools more energy efficient and save on energy bills. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the school rollout of the Greener Government School Buildings Program, which will improve the energy efficiency of school buildings, reduce operating costs and cut […]

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$2 Million For New Classrooms At Marist-Sion College

Students from across the Warragul region will soon be learning in six brand new classrooms, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Marist Sion College in Warragul to announce $2 million towards a new high quality, permanent building housing six classrooms, as well as additional learning spaces. As part […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

Kurnai College $10 Million Upgrade Begins

Students in Morwell will soon have the first-rate classrooms and facilities they deserve, with work beginning on  upgrading Kurnai College thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the first sod to start construction on the $10.1 million upgrade which include replacing old buildings at the College with modern facilities. […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Education

$50 Million To Upgrade Non-Government Schools

Thousands of Victorian students attending 38 Catholic and independent schools across Victoria will benefit from better facilities and new and upgraded classrooms, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Cornish College in Bangholme, to announce the growing school would receive $2 million to build new classrooms through round three […]

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Making Schools More Inclusive To Support All Students

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 special needs. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Mandama Primary School in Grovedale to announce that another 14 schools will receive funding under the $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Blue Skies As Historic Yacht Club Sails Towards Future

The historic Royal Geelong Yacht Club will continue to be the focus of the city’s famed Waterfront precinct thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino, Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville, Member for Lara John Eren and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today visited the Royal Geelong Yacht Club to announce a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region

Ararat Students To Enjoy Modern New Classrooms

Work will begin to replace classrooms recently damaged in a fire at Ararat West Primary School thanks to a $2.1 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting the school today, Minister for Education James Merlino announced a new modular building would be constructed to replace Block B which was damaged by the fire. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region

Stawell Students To Benefit From New Learning Hub

Students at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Stawell now have a new senior learning hub, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School to officially open the $1.2 million facility for year three to six students. The Labor Government contributed $500,000 to the project, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education, Western Victoria Region