Topic: Early childhood 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Free TAFE Starts At Federation Training Morwell

Students and job seekers from the Latrobe Valley are getting into training through the Andrews Government’s Free TAFE program, with more than 1000 students already enrolled in Free TAFE courses at Federation Training. This is four times the number of students undertaking those courses compared to the same time last year. Minster for Training and […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

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, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

New Greek Programs For Richmond Kids

More than 5,000 Victorian children will start learning a new language – including Greek – while at kindergarten, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today visited Alpha Children’s Centre in Richmond to meet staff and parents after the centre was selected to […]

Categories: Media Release

Celebrating The Victorians Who Inspire Our Children

A Carrum Downs kinder teacher making sure kids with additional needs get the support they need and a Dandenong playgroup preparing kids for kinder are among the winners of the 13th annual Victorian Early Years Awards. The exceptional contributions of individuals and organisations improving the health, learning, development and wellbeing of young children were celebrated […]

Categories: Media Release

Learning Languages For Little Victorians At Kinder

More than 5,000 little Victorians will start learning a new language while at kinder so they can squeeze the most out of the early learning years, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today visited Oakleigh Grammar Early Learning Centre to announce it […]

Categories: Media Release

Creating More Kinder Places In Parkville

The Andrews Labor Government is providing growing Melbourne families with the early learning services they need, with new projects slated for Parkville. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced the Labor Government will provide $201,661 to help upgrade the Melbourne University Family Club Co-operative, which has been operating out of current facilities for […]

Categories: Media Release, Ministers

Building A New Kinder Hub In Morwell

Families will soon be able to access a new one-stop-shop bringing together kinder, school and family services at a single location, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing visited Morwell Central Primary School to announce a further $1.6 million of funding to […]

Categories: Media Release

Upgrading Kinders For Little Victorians In Werribee

The Andrews Labor Government is providing growing families in Werribee with the early learning services they need, with a new upgrade for the Werribee West Family Centre on the cards. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Labor Government will provide $350,000 to create additional capacity […]

Categories: Media Release