Posts tagged "Education"

Nardella welcomes $200,000 inclusiveness funding for Melton Specialist School

Melton Specialist School will receive a funding boost to support students with disabilities and special needs, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Local MP, Mr Don Nardella MLA today congratulated the school on receiving funding under the $20 million Inclusive Schools Fund. The fund is helping government schools better support the social and education needs […]

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Melton students benefited from over $122,000 in State Schools Relief assistance in 2016

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed a report showing that Melton government school students received $122,753 in assistance for 867 student applications in 2016.  The funding was used to provide 2,952 items to these students. The funding is part of the State Schools Relief Fund which first began in 1930. Overall 39,000 […]

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Funding boost for Victorian independent schools

Catholic and Independent school students will enjoy new and upgraded facilities thanks to a $32.8 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. This will include $730,000 to build four new classrooms at St Anthony’s School in Melton South. Minister for Education James Merlino today visited St Louis De Montfort’s School to announce the funding, which […]

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Putting People First with Free Glasses in Schools

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA, has welcomed news that more than 30,000 primary students will receive free eye testing and glasses at school in a Victorian-first. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today launched Glasses for Kids at Melbourne University’s optometry school and gave two students from Carlton Primary School […]

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Raising The Bar: Top 30 Per Cent Of Students For Teaching

Teacher education and training in Victoria will be overhauled to make sure we have the best teachers in the country so every Victorian student can reach their full potential. The Andrews Labor Government today launched Excellence in Teacher Education reforms to attract and develop the best and brightest teachers to Victoria. These landmark reforms will […]

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Melton schools get upgrade funding

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed funding for Melton schools which are part of a 400 Victorian Schools Upgrade program. Mr Nardella said: Students at more than 400 schools across the state will soon have better classrooms and facilities, thanks to a funding boost of more than $40 million for school maintenance. […]

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Independent Panel to Resolve School Disputes – Nardella

Mr Don Nardella MLA has welcomed moves that will enable parents and students to access a new independent umpire to help resolve disputes with their school. Mr Nardella said: A new Independent Panel for School Dispute Resolution will be established to help deal with complex complaints in Victorian government schools. This new approach will help […]

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Nardella welcomes schools equity funding

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed equity funding for Victorian schools to tackle disadvantage on student outcomes with innovative programs thanks to the Victorian Government’s record boost to equity funding. Local funding will be directed to a number of Melton and Moorabool primary and secondary schools and include Melton Specialist School, Mr […]

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Shade grant funding now available to be Sun Smart

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA is urging  local organisations  to  apply  for  the  second round of the Community Shade Grants Program to help provide shade in public areas around their community. The  Andrews  Labor  Government  has  provided  $10  million  for  shade  development  in  public  places  to  provide some much needed shade in areas such […]

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Nardella welcomes Early Childhood Funding

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering up to $83.7 million over four years to support the implementation of improved educator-to-child ratios. The Government is providing workforce incentives and scholarships, and minor capital grants to increase room sizes and accommodate additional kindergarten places. Locally, in 2016 33 new jobs were created to ensure that kids across […]

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Victorian milk and baked beans for school students

Students in a number of schools in Melton and Moorabool will be served up Victorian milk from next year, under a new deal to boost the state’s struggling dairy industry and help support regional jobs. The Andrews Labor Government has announced that Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton will exclusively supply milk to the School Breakfast […]

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Melton Specialist School Upgrade a Step Closer

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school. A refurbished and improved Melton Specialist School is a step closer today, with Architects Clarke Hopkins Clarke appointed to design a $5.4 million school upgrade. Don Nardella […]

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Architect appointed for Melton Specialist School upgrade

We are pleased to announce that Clarke Hopkins Clarke have been appointed architects for the Melton Specialist School upgrade. In the 2016-17 State Budget, Melton Specialist School received $5.4 million for Capital Works and $153,000 in Planned Maintenance. In addition to modernising the school’s facilities, the project will identify opportunities for integrating with Melton Secondary […]

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Modern buildings on the way for Bacchus Marsh College

Students at Bacchus Marsh College will enjoy more modern buildings, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State. The Member for Melton Don Nardella MP today announced $3 million from the 2016/17 Victorian Budget will go  towards an upgrade to the school’s ageing facilities, ensuring students have the modern spaces they […]

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Melton specialist school gets classroom upgrades

Melton Special School is one of twenty specialist schools across Victoria that will have their classrooms upgraded and there will be more support for its students, as the Andrews Labor Government continues to make Victoria the Education State. Member for Melton Don Nardella  today announced $5.4 million to upgrade buildings at Melton Special School from […]

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Kindergarten improvement grants

Grants to upgrade kindergarten and children’s centre facilities are now open. The grants will also help enhance the services kindergartens offer local children and families. Mr Don Nardella MLA  today encouraged kindergartens and councils to apply for the grants to help ensure more children have access to a high-quality early learning program. Expansion grants of […]

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge & Jimmy Giggle

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA today said parents and carers who sign up to the challenge of reading to their children every day could win a visit from ABC Kids’ Jimmy Giggle for their local kinder or childcare centre. Mr Nardella said: Marking the kick-off of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early […]

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Breakfast Clubs Launch at Melton

Don Nardella MLA has welcomed funding for three local schools whose students will enjoy a healthy start to the day thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s new breakfast club program. Victorian Government breakfast clubs officially launch at 78 more primary schools across Victoria today, including three local Melton schools – Kurunjang, Coburn, and Melton Primary […]

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Melton parents urged to apply for funding to create local playgroup

Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA,  has today urged locals wanting to start a playgroup in our region to apply to share in the $50,000 Andrews Labor Government’s Great Start Community Playgroup Fund. Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, announced the new grants during the launch of National Playgroup Week. Mr Nardella said: “This […]

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Education State takes shape at Bacchus Marsh College

Planning for Bacchus Marsh College is on track with the appointment of Y2 Architecture to design the $5 million upgrade of its existing facilities. Member for Melton, Don Nardella’s announcement today sees a bright future ahead for students and teachers. Mr Nardella said: The design will include construction of a new Year 9 centre. The […]

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Calling Victoria’s Best Early Childhood Professionals

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA, is supporting the Andrews Labor Government call for nominations to recognise the teachers and initiatives making a difference in the lives of young Victorian children and their families. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today announced that nominations are open for the 2016 Victorian Early Years Awards, […]

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Premier’s Reading Challenge kicks off in Melton & Moorabool

Students from across Melton & Moorabool are preparing to take part in the Premiers’ Reading Challenge, kicking off today. Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA said: The Challenge aimed to encourage local kids and young people to read more books, more often. Over the next six months, participating students in Prep to Year 2 need […]

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Construction kicks off on Darley Children’s Centre

Construction is underway on the new Darley Early Years Hub, co-located next to Pentland Primary School, to bring high-quality early years education and care under the one roof for Darley families. Labor Member for Melton Don Nardella joined Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King today to help turn the first sod on the $4.1 million […]

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Turnbull Cuts $M13.1 from Local Melton Schools – Nardella

Schools in Melton just got some bad news, with the damage bill for Malcolm Turnbull’s statewide school cuts totalling a massive $1.1 billion and targeting the students who need the most help. Under the cuts, schools in Melton will lose up to $M13.1 every year from 2019. The nine-digit figure, released today by the Andrews […]

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Back to kinder excitement grows as improvements benefit local families

The Member for Melton Mr Don Nardella MLA, has welcomed local kindergarten students into the new kinder year, with better educator-to-child ratios introduced this year meaning more individual attention and care for them in the year before school. Lerderderg Preschool will receive $1,500 for a new desk top computer. Mr Nardella said: The Andrews Labor […]

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