Victorian Government's commitments to education

  • Average primary class size 25.4 students. Average prep to grade two class size 24.3.

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    Victorian Government's action on education

  • State budget

    Brack Government announces $299 million over four years to maintain small classes, keep students at school and improve literacy and numeracy.
  • Average primary class size 22.4 students. Average prep to grade two class size 20.8 students.

  • State election, Brack re-elected state premier

  • State budget

    $1.2 billion for education.
  • Brumby replaces retiring Steve Brack

  • 10 thousand Victorian teachers participate in demonstration in Melbourne.

    Teachers stop work, demanding small class sizes of 20 students across all year levels.
    10 per cent pay rise over next three years.
    Victorian teachers paid $80 a day less than NSW teachers.
  • Teacher shortages

    40 per cent of Victorian high schools had at least one teacher teaching subjects outside their area of expertise. 25 per cent of the schools had teacher vacancies.
  • Members of AEU in public schools stop work for 24 hours.

    Strike over pay and conditions including class sizes.
  • State budget

    $815 million towards education.
  • State budget

    $592 million for education including building four new schools in Melbourne's outer growth areas and upgrade 25 schools.
  • John Monash Science School opens

    Government select entry school years 10-12 specialising in science. Third selective school to open in Victoria. Shows governments efforts to provide enhanced learning environments in state system. Cost $20 million to build.
  • State budget

    $469.5 million boost to education and early childhood development. Focus on regional Victoria.
    4.4 million for satelite classrooms for students with disabilities. Inclusion program for students with autism.
    1.7 million for new Victorian Deaf Education Institute.
  • 2010 State election

    Both parties making education a priority