Topic: Education

More Support To Keep Specialist Schools Inclusive And Safe

Students and staff at Victorian specialist and special development schools are set to receive a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government to continue to build workplaces that are safe and inclusive for all. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the special schools can access up to $20,000 in additional funding until June 16 […]

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New STEM Facilities For Students In West Gippsland

Students in West Gippsland studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are now benefitting from new facilities funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Drouin Secondary College for a tour of the school’s $4.5 million new facilities and to see the recently completed $5.8 million STEM Centre at […]

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Building Begins On New Kinder Hub In Morwell

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more kindergarten places for Gippsland families with work beginning on a one-stop-shop for kinder, school and family services. Minister for Education James Merlino today turned the sod on the $6.5 million integrated children’s centre, which will be co-located at Morwell Central Primary School. The new facility, to be built […]

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Expanding Mental Health Support To Victorian Students

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out mental health professionals in Victorian government schools to give students the support they need and help reduce the number of young Victorians tragically taking their own life. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino visited Elwood College today to announce the first schools that will receive […]

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Brunswick West Kindergarten Children Learn In French

Brunswick West children will reap the long-term benefits of learning in another language while attending kindergarten, thanks to a program launched by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Dunstan Reserve Child Care Centre in Brunswick West to see its new French language program in action. Children attending the integrated kindergarten […]

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Celebrating Excellence At The VCAL Achievement Awards

The State’s top Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students have been celebrated at an awards ceremony held at Deakin Edge in Federation Square. Minister for Education James Merlino presented VCAL Achievement Awards to young people who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and made a significant contribution to their schools and communities. The Awards also recognise […]

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Myschool Shows Victorian Schools Kicking Goals

Data released today on the Myschools website shows that Victorian schools are among the top in the country for improving student performance, following record education investment from the Andrews Labor Government. The 2018 NAPLAN National Report confirmed Victoria as one of the highest performing states in Australia, with Victorian students in Years 3 and 5 […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Early Childhood Professionals

Victorians are being encouraged to recognise the outstanding work of early childhood professionals in improving the lives of young children by nominating an early childhood teacher or organisation for a Victorian Early Years Award. Acting Minister for Education Gayle Tierney today announced nominations for the awards are open, and encouraged families, early childhood professionals and […]

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New Names For Schools Opening In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian communities the chance to have their say on the names of the new government schools opening next year. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the Victorian School Building Authority would consult with local communities on naming the new schools currently under construction and set to open […]

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Better Learning Facilities For Young People In Red Cliffs

Secondary students in Red Cliffs now have a modern, state-of-the-art learning environment, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $7.8 million transformation of Red Cliffs Secondary College. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited the school to open the redevelopment, which saw most original buildings at the Fitzroy Avenue campus demolished to make way for new […]

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