Topic: Education

Victorian China Program Wins Top Education Award

The ground-breaking Victorian Young Leaders to China Program has won a prestigious national award for excellence in international education. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated the students and staff involved in the program, which is at the heart of the Victoria-China education relationship. The program is the single biggest investment by an Australian state or […]

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New Ministry: Jobs, Investment And Early Childhood

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen its focus on creating jobs, attracting investment and ensuring every child gets the support they need to get the best start in life with changes to the ministry announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled the new team, which sees Ben Carroll enter the Cabinet and take on the […]

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Giving Victorian Students a Voice

Schools, students and teachers from across Victoria have been recognised for their work giving students the opportunity to have their say. Minister for Education James Merlino recently presented the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) Recognition Awards to students, teachers and principals at a ceremony in Melbourne. The awards recognise the important role teachers have in […]

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Monash Children’s Hospital School Opens

Sick children in Melbourne’s south-east now have access to a world class education while continuing life-saving medical treatment, with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Monash Children’s Hospital School. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the $6.8 million school for children and young people with chronic medical or mental health […]

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Building Better Kindergartens In The Western District

The Andrews Labor Government is improving early childhood services in Colac with work set to begin on the Colac East Kindergarten upgrade. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today turned the first sod of the $389,000 upgrade which will increase capacity at the kindergarten and improve its facilities. This includes increasing the size of […]

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Trained Literacy Leaders To Boost Student Performance

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring all Victorian students have access to the best literacy teaching standards. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that every government primary school will have a trained literacy leader, with new workshops available for teachers and principals. The Literacy Leader Induction Workshops will be set up in 44 centres […]

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Improving Kindergartens Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better kindergartens across Victoria as part of the latest round of the Children’s Facilities Capital Program Minor Grants. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited Geelong West Kindergarten, to announce it was one of more than 200 recipients sharing in $1 million of funding. The kindergarten will […]

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New Classrooms And Facilities For Gisborne Students

Families in Gisborne are a step closer to having the modern classrooms and teaching facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today toured the Gisborne Primary School to discuss designs for its $1.628 million upgrade. The school received funding in this year’s […]

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Giving Our Students A Greater Voice

Students will get more say in shaping the direction of their school, with student members to be included on all government secondary school councils starting next year. Minister for Education James Merlino announced students would soon be on every government secondary school council with full voting rights. Consultation with students, parents, principals, teachers and support […]

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2017 Victorian Training Award Winners Announced

Victoria’s best apprentice, teacher and training provider have been celebrated at tonight’s 63rd Victorian Training Awards, which recognise the high quality training being delivered across the state. Maria Peters, the Chief Executive Officer of Chisholm Institute, received the Lynne Kosky Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement for her outstanding leadership and her invaluable contribution to TAFE […]

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