Topic: Education

Victorian Students To Learn From Home, As VCE Timelines Revised

Most Victorian students will be educated from home when Term 2 starts next week to ensure the physical distancing will help slow the spread of coronavirus, with free internet access and laptops for those students who need it most. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for the Coordination of Education and Training – COVID-19, James Merlino […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Architect Appointed For Sandringham Rebuild

Sandringham Primary School students are a step closer to returning to a rebuilt school, with an architect appointed to the exciting project. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the appointment of Peter Elliott Architecture to draw up plans to rebuild the school. A fire on 1 February caused significant damage to the school, in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Better Schools In Fire-Affected Areas Of East Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading school facilities in bushfire-affected areas, with funding announced for five schools in East Gippsland. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Clifton Creek Primary School, Mallacoota P-12 College, Cann River P-12 College, Metung Primary School and Buchan Primary School will share in $1.3 million. Mallacoota P-12 College will receive […]

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

Free Sessional Kinder For Victorian Kids

Parents will be able to send their children to sessional kindergarten for free during term 2 and sessional providers will be given the funding certainty they need thanks to a major funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the Government will provide up to $45 million in extra funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Major Boost For Towong Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading school sports facilities in areas affected by the summer’s devastating bushfires, with funding announced for three schools in Towong. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced Bethanga Primary School, Corryong College and Tallangatta Primary School will share in $2.2 million for upgrades and repairs. Corryong College will receive $1.2 […]

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

Skills To Support Victoria’s Economy

A major review commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government has released an issues paper into Victoria’s post-secondary education and training system and is calling for feedback from students, providers, industry and community groups. The Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy review, led by former Federal Minister Jenny Macklin, is focused on designing a system that meets […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

New Website To Help Closed Schools Continue Teaching

A new website has been launched to help teachers keep students learning in the event a school is closed because of COVID-19. Launched today, the new Learning From Home site provides age-appropriate, curriculum-based learning resources for early childhood services and primary and secondary school students. Minister for Education James Merlino said the new website would […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Impressive New Sporting And Arts Facilities For Upwey High

Students and the wider community can now enjoy new first-rate performing arts and sports facilities at Upwey High School, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to officially open its new multipurpose building, which includes a competition-grade gymnasium featuring four basketball courts, impressive new performing arts spaces […]

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

Supporting The Kindergarten Building Boom In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping build and expand kindergarten facilities across the state as it gets on with rolling out Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Lucknow Primary School to announce a new kindergarten would be built at the school, helping families ditch the dreaded double drop-off. The Labor Government will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

New Kinder Hub Opens In Morwell

Morwell families will have access to more kindergarten places thanks to a new one-stop-shop bringing together kinder, school and family services at a single location. Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the $6.5 million integrated children’s centre which is co-located at Morwell Central Primary School. The new facility delivers early childhood services such as […]

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