Topic: Education

New Era For Ballarat Secondary College

Families in Ballarat will have access to two new stand-alone secondary schools in time for the 2019 school year, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. From next year, Ballarat Secondary College’s two campuses will be turned into two separate high schools: Mount Rowan Secondary College at the Mount Rowan campus in Wendouree and Woodmans Hill […]

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New Classroom And Community Centre For Belgrave South Students

Students at Belgrave South Primary School will soon benefit from a new classroom and community centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education and Member for Monbulk James Merlino today announced Belgrave South Primary School, in Yarra Ranges, will receive $200,000 to build the new, modern outdoor classroom and community centre. The dilapidated […]

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New Programs For Schools To Build Digital Tech Skills

Every government school student will have access to Minecraft: Education Edition as part of a new partnership with the Andrews Labor Government to give students access to the very best digital and science technology. Under the new agreement between the Government and Microsoft, a broad range of software, including Minecraft: Education Edition is now available […]

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Have Your Say On A Bigger, Better Miners Rest Primary School

Ballarat families can now have their say on plans for a bigger, better Miners Rest Primary School. Minister for Education James Merlino this week opened community consultation on the school’s upgrade and expansion, following the Andrews Labor Government’s investment of $4.5 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for the redevelopment. The community consultation will give […]

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New Vertical High School In Prahran On Track

Families in Melbourne’s inner south will soon have access to one of Victoria’s first government vertical schools, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today toured the new Prahran High School construction site to see first-hand the building progress on the new school. Prahran High School will […]

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Free Books For Every Prep Student

Every Prep student in government schools will get free books as part of an ambitious strategy by the Andrews Labor Government to lift literacy and numeracy outcomes. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the second phase of the Labor Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, which will support students at all ages and all stages […]

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Work Starts On Derinya Primary Kitchen Garden

Frankston South students will soon learn how to grow and prepare their own food at a new school kitchen garden, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Derinya Primary School in Frankston South to turn the first sod and get construction underway on the school’s new $112,000 kitchen garden. […]

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Brunswick School Kids Celebrate Their Italian Skills

Brunswick South Primary School kids today got to show off their Italian language skills when two special visitors toured their school. Minister for Education James Merlino and Italian Consul General Pierluigi Trombetta visited the school to see its bilingual classes in action. While Brunswick South Primary School has been teaching Italian for almost 20 years, […]

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Helping Surf Coast Students Get The Skills To Work

High school students across the Surf Coast 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 Surf Coast Secondary College in Torquay to announce the Government’s new Head Start […]

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Helping Geelong Students Get The Skills To Work

High school students across Geelong will soon be able to finish 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 Geelong High School to announce the Government’s new Head Start Apprenticeships and Traineeships initiative would launch […]

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