Topic: Education

Mobile Phones To Be Banned Next Year In All State Schools

Mobile phones will be banned for all students at Victorian state primary and secondary schools from Term 1 2020, to help reduce distraction, tackle cyber bullying and improve learning outcomes for students. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the reform at McKinnon Secondary College, which has seen the benefits of its mobile phone ban […]

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge Sweeps Across The State

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is sweeping across the state, with more than 250,000 children taking up the challenge to read more books and open their eyes and imaginations to the world. Since launching in March this year more than 250,000 students and almost 900 schools have registered for the 2019 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge. […]

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Boosting Student Outcomes In Regional And Rural Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further action to address challenges facing students in regional Victoria and to bridge the divide between regional and metropolitan schools. Minister for Education James Merlino has today ordered the establishment of an Expert Advisory Panel for Rural and Regional Students, to examine why regional students are falling behind their […]

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Victorian Schools Leading The Way On Sustainability

Victorian schools have been recognised for their efforts to boost sustainability and care for the environment at this year’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the winners of the Resource SmartSchools Awards at a ceremony at the MCG today and congratulated all the schools involved for ‘contributing to […]

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Bigger And Better Classrooms For Koonung Secondary

Students in Mont Albert North will soon enjoy new modern learning spaces and have access to the first-rate school facilities they deserve, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Box Hill Paul Hamer today visited Koonung Secondary College to announce a $6.05 million investment as part of the […]

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Making Kindergartens More Inclusive For All Children

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kindergartens upgrade their playgrounds and buildings and buy new equipment to support children with additional needs. Minister for Education James Merlino and the Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous today visited Annie Dennis Children’s Centre in Northcote to launch the new round of the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program. The […]

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Moving Towards Better Principal Health And Wellbeing

An independent report has found that the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian school principals is improving thanks to a new Strategy and suite of support initiatives undertaken by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government has invested $51 million over four years to extend and expand initiatives adopted as part of its Principal Health […]

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Getting On With Wonthaggi Secondary’s New Campus

Students from across Bass Coast Shire are set to be the big winners as the brand-new Wonthaggi senior campus continues to take shape thanks to an historic investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today joined students, teachers and workers to view construction works at Wonthaggi Secondary’s […]

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Investing In Infrastructure For Victoria’s Kinder Roll-Out

The Andrews Labor Government is building and investing in infrastructure to support the roll-out of universal kindergarten for all three-year-olds in the state. Minister for Education James Merlino, Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Sonya Kilkenny and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today visited the Pakenham factory of Australian-owned company Grove Group to see the progress […]

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Delivering Upgrades To Non-Government Schools

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure all school students benefit from a record investment in education infrastructure, with a $402 million contribution for upgrades for the non-government school sector. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll today visited Ave Maria College to open the school’s new Helene Province building, and […]

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