Topic: Education

Education Week Sets The Stage For Celebrating The Arts

Victorian students will have the opportunity to explore some of Victoria’s leading galleries and theatres as part of this year’s Education Week, with the theme celebrate the arts. Running from the 20 to 26 May, Education Week will give students the opportunity to take part in a calendar of free activities across the state hosted […]

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Inclusive Education Scholarships For Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in specialist teacher training to give every child the chance to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced 360 government funded scholarships for Victorian teachers to undertake a Master of Education specialising in inclusive and special education or applied behaviour analysis as […]

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Getting It Done: Second Richmond High School Campus

The second site of Richmond High School is on track to open at the start of next year with the roof now in place. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today toured the $43 million school – funded by the Andrews Labor Government – which will cater for 650 Year […]

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Helping Maryborough Students Get The Skills To Work

High school students in Maryborough will soon be able to finish school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Maryborough Education Centre to announce the Labor Government’s new Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships initiative, […]

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Helping Ballarat Students Get The Skills To Work

High school students in Ballarat will soon be able to finish school with an apprenticeship or traineeship, ready for work in high demand and high growth industries thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Phoenix P-12 Community College in Sebastopol to announce the Labor Government’s new Head Start Apprenticeships […]

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Victorian Students Heading To China

The Andrews Labor Government has formalised an agreement with the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) to deliver an eight-week internship program in China for up to 50 Victorian university students during 2018 and 2019. As part of the agreement, the Labor Government will cover the cost of language lessons, the internship and accommodation, […]

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Top Performers Recognised At Premier’s VCE Awards

Victoria’s top performing VCE students have been recognised with Premier’s VCE Awards during a special ceremony at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Minister for Education James Merlino today presented the awards to the high-achieving students and congratulated them on their hard work. Winners included a debating captain with her sights set on a career […]

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Turnbull Failing Our Littlest Victorians

Victorian families with young children will be left worse off with Malcolm Turnbull delivering an $80 billion tax cut to big business while cutting funding for childcare and kindergartens. In a shock decision, the Turnbull Government has cut funding to regulate national quality standards at childcare centres across the country. The National Partnership on the […]

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Melbourne Jumps To World’s Third Best Student City

Melbourne remains the best student city in the country and has leapfrogged Paris and Montreal to become the third best student city in the world, according to the QS Best Student Cities 2018 ranking. Victoria’s capital moves up two spots on last year’s ranking, and now sits behind only London and Tokyo. Melbourne also maintained […]

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More Support To Keep Principals Happy And Healthy

Victoria’s principals and assistant principals will get the support they need to do their jobs, with a new $5.2 million support and well-being package from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government’s new Principal Health and Wellbeing Strategy will support Victoria’s 3,000 government school principals and assistance principals to stay healthy and happy at work […]

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