Topic: Early childhood education

Delivering For Students In The Yarra Ranges

Students at Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School will get the facilities they deserve thanks to a $3.45 million investment to deliver brand new, architecturally designed learning spaces. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School to announce the investment which will provide new junior school facilities as part of the 2019-20 […]

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

Minecraft Reveals Melbourne’s Past And Present

The Andrews Labor Government has built a virtual world of Melbourne’s underground history and landmarks – including the Metro Tunnel – in Minecraft to help students hone their creativity and problem-solving skills. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan launched a Minecraft collaboration between the Department of Education and Training, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

New School Facilities For Northcote Students

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure students in Northcote have the school facilities they deserve for a great education. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous today visited Northcote High School to officially open its new state-of-the-art $5.2 million performance hub, with the Labor Government contributing $4.5 million towards the […]

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

Helping Victorian Parents Find Their Local School

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for parents to find out what school zone they live in with the launch today of a new interactive website. The Labor Government has created a simple and clear website so, for the first time, Victorian parents will be able to enter their home address online and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Supporting Pakenham Children To Get The Most Out Of Kindergarten

Children and families in Melbourne’s southeast are benefitting following a kindergarten building upgrade, and new funding from the Andrews Labor Government, which is helping young children to get the most out of their early childhood education. Parliamentary Secretary for Childhood Education Sonya Kilkenny today attended Pakenham Kindergarten to see first-hand how the new facilities are […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education

Helping Mildura Kids Get The Most Out Of Kindergarten

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Mildura children can attend a first-rate kindergarten, with high-quality facilities and better learning support. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited De Garis Kindergarten in Mildura, which has received $230,000 in school readiness funding and where construction of a new $189,400 inclusive playground is underway. The kindergarten’s existing playground […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Time For Morrison To Provide Fair Education Funding

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on the Morrison minority Government to fund Victorian schools and kindergartens fairly, to ensure that no child misses out on their education. The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has proposed a dud school funding deal which means Victorian public school kids miss out on about $800 million over the next […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Highton Child And Family Centre Opens Doors To Local Kids

Geelong families will have access to more kinder places and Maternal and Child Health services, as the new Highton Child and Family Centre officially opens its doors thanks to the historic investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman, educators, child health professionals and local families today […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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