Topic: Early childhood 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

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