Topic: Education

Helping Victorian Children Thrive In Kinder And Beyond

More than 28,000 children are set to benefit from programs and additional resources in 2020, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $160 million School Readiness Funding initiative. The Australian-first initiative will be expanded to about 800 kindergarten in 32 local government areas in 2020 – with services in Hume, Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Moreland, Murrindindi […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education

Young Leaders To Indonesia Program To Continue

The life-changing Victorian Young Leaders to Indonesia program will continue for another year thanks to a $545,000 Andrews Labor Government funding boost to provide immersive learning experiences for students. The Minister for Education James Merlino made the announcement while observing the inaugural Victorian Young Leaders in action in Yogyakarta. The funding will extend the Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Celebrating Excellence In Victorian Schools

A primary school teacher passionate about raising literacy standards, a school supporting and promoting Koorie culture and a principal who has advocated for strong student voice and leadership are among the finalists acknowledged by the Andrews Labor Government in this year’s Victorian Education Excellence Awards. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney congratulated the 35 finalists […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Free Pads And Tampons To Help Girls Thrive At School

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is rolling out pads and tampons in every state school, free of charge, to reduce the stigma of periods, make school more inclusive for girls and young women and save families money. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Women and […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Delivering Leading Edge Facilities For Coburg

Coburg High School students now have the state-of-the-art facilities they need to achieve their best, thanks to a $1.9 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Education Minister James Merlino and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today visited Coburg High School to officially open the school’s facilities upgrade, featuring modernised classrooms and a brand […]

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

Celebrating Inspiring Early Childhood Work In Victoria

Early childhood educators and programs whose work improves the lives of children and their families across the state are being recognised and celebrated by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the 20 finalists in this year’s Victorian Early Years Awards. These finalists were nominated for their outstanding contributions to the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Bridging The Divide Between City And Country Schools

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a huge funding boost that will double the internet speed of state schools across Victoria, better support country students and address the disparity between regional and metropolitan schools. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino visited Cowes Primary School today to announce an initial $82.8 million funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

More Support To Attract The Best Teachers To The Regions

Victoria’s best and brightest teachers will be offered incentives of up to $50,000 each to relocate to rural and regional schools, as part of $45.2 million investment by the Andrews Labor Government to bridge the divide between student results in the regions and the city. The funding is part of a wider initial package to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Designs For New World-Class Shepparton School Unveiled

Shepparton families are one step closer to having the exceptional facilities they deserve, with the Andrews Labor Government unveiling its designs for the city’s new secondary school today. Minister for Education James Merlino visited Shepparton High School to launch the designs for the new secondary school, which will offer students broader subject choices, new learning […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Three-Year-Old Kinder Around The Corner For Hindmarsh

Three-year-old Kindergarten is just around the corner for children living in Hindmarsh, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark early childhood education reform. Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education Sonya Kilkenny today joined children, educators and teachers at Dimboola Kindergarten to mark the first enrolments for funded three-year-old kinder programs. In an Australian first, the […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education, Western Victoria Region