Category: Minister for Education

Building New School Facilities In Portland

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students in Portland have the classrooms and school facilities they need for a great education. Minister for Education James Merlino today toured the Portland Bay School, which educates students with special needs, as finishing touches were put on the new classrooms. The move to share a site with […]

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Work Underway On New Warrnambool School

Students at Warrnambool Special Development School are a step closer to getting a new school with world class facilities with construction now underway. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the sod on the $19.6 million construction project that will replace the school’s old campus. The new school will accommodate 170 students and will feature […]

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Giving Monbulk Kids The School Facilities They Deserve

Students in Monbulk will have the modern classrooms and school facilities they need to get the great education they deserve, thanks to a major upgrade by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Monbulk College will get $8.5 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 to deliver Stage 3 of its existing […]

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Keeping Kids Safe At Kallista Primary School

Kallista Primary School students and parents will soon have a safer walk to school, with new electronic speed signs to be installed on Monbulk Road. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $80,000 to install four flashing electronic speed signs to alert drivers to the 40km/h speed limit during school times. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will […]

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Prahran High School Gets First Principal

The inaugural principal has been appointed to lead Prahran High School in Melbourne’s booming inner suburbs. Acing Minister for Education Gayle Tierney has announced Nathan Chisholm as the principal of the new Prahran High School. Mr Chisholm will take up the reins of Prahran High School from the start of Term 2, 2018. He joins […]

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Lower Power Bills For Schools In Victoria

One hundred Victorian government schools will take part in the Greener Government School Buildings Pilot Program creating lower energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. The Andrews Labor Government program supports schools to introduce cost saving measures such as solar energy systems and lighting upgrades, and helps them be more efficient by running energy audits. This […]

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More Support For Swimming Lessons

Schools across the state will receive more support for swimming lessons as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to keep Victorian children safe around water. Schools will share in an additional $9.8 million to help contribute to the cost of swimming lessons over the next two years, increasing the support provided to each Year 6 […]

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Strengthening Child Safety To Protect Our Students

The Andrews Labor Government will overhaul Victoria’s teacher registration system to ensure the Victorian Institute of Teaching considers child safety when assessing whether teachers are suitable to teach. Minister for Education James Merlino today welcomed the report of an independent review into Victoria’s teacher regulator, which examined the management, operations and governance of the Victorian […]

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Building The Education State In Ashwood

Ashwood families now have the new state-of-the-art secondary school they deserve after the revamped Ashwood High School opened today. Minister for Education James Merlino officially opened the new facilities this afternoon, including an upgraded performing arts hall, a learning centre designed for senior students and a tiered, outdoor amphitheatre complete with audio and lighting hardware. […]

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Chelsea Heights Primary Unveils Inclusive Spaces

Chelsea Heights students have access to sensory gardens and outdoor learning areas to support students with disabilities and special needs thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today visited Chelsea Heights Primary School to officially open its $400,000 upgrade to the June Elliot Centre. Previously […]

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