Stories from the Education State

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We’re making Victoria the Education State by building an education system that produces excellence and reduces the impact of disadvantage. Discover the latest stories or learn more about the Education State

Creative international students show life in Victoria through film

Pursuing an education in Victoria is paying off for international student Calvin (Jiaxing) Gu, whose newfound passion for filmmaking has earned him an award.

Celebrating language diversity at home and at school

As a boy, Dr Joe Lo Bianco AM felt embarrassed hearing his parents speak Italian in public when growing up in the north-east Victorian town of Myrtleford.

Adventures on every page in the Premiers Reading Challenge

James Hart, designer of this year’s Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge poster for primary school students, believes all children want the same thing from a book.

Cross-cultural learning from Noble Park to Cairns

Students of Noble Park Primary School pay their second visit to an Indigenous community in Far North Queensland

New Tech School for Ballarat

Robotics, making sustainable chocolate, virtual reality and desigining for White Night – Ballarat students have a world of opportunity ahead at their new Tech School.

Giving students a voice in Dandenong

The Greater Dandenong Schools Network Student Voice conference brought students together to advocate for their education.

New Richmond school delivers world class facilities

The new Richmond High School at Gleadall Street welcomed its first group of 76 Grade Seven students at the start of the school year.

From classroom to courtside: Melbourne United TAFE internship

As well as leading the NBL ladder, Melbourne United is leading TAFE students to their careers.

Avoid 'fatal distraction' - look before you lock

The Look Before You Lock campaign encourages parents and carers to minimise the risk of accidentally leaving a child in the car.

State Schools Relief gets children in need to school

For parents struggling with the costs of school uniforms, shoes and books — help is at hand.

TAFE took Simon to the Spectacular

From helping out at his primary school’s musical, to a TAFE industry placement, to becoming the Victorian State School Spectacular’s Creative Producer - Simon K Patterson has come a long way.

Taking education to great heights in South Melbourne

History was made when South Melbourne Primary School – the first vertical school in Victoria – opened its doors for the start of the 2018 school year.

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