2020Making the jump to high schoolAdvice for new Year 7 students about finding new friends, connections and pathways.Funding for community organisations availableApply now for funding to help deliver positive outcomes for young people of African heritage. A SunSmart start to your child’s education Starting school or kindergarten in summer means following SunSmart’s tips for protecting your child from the sun’s UV rays.Achieving is believingTop tips for Years 11 and 12 students starting VCE and VET.Popular books for school startersHelp your child prepare for their first day of kindergarten or school with some popular books about starting school. Jump into Prep with a Prep bagEvery year, each Victorian Government school Prep student receives a Prep bag at the start of Term 1. Prep starts school with a new friendAt Footscray West Primary School, Molly is about to start her first year of Prep at ‘big school’ and Grade 5 student Clara is here to help.Prepping for PrepThe start of school is just around the corner and it’s an exciting time for all children at Princes Hill Kindergarten. An exceptional VCE result for an extraordinary studentVictorian student Zac Wood's determination to complete his schooling. Celebrating excellence at the Victorian Early Years AwardsShining a light on the inspiring work of early childhood professionals across the state. How Kingsbury Primary School became a leader in inclusive educationThe story of how one student helped transform an entire school into a leader in inclusive education.Tanya McDonald on education and her experiences of family violence Mother of four Tanya McDonald enrolled in a Diploma of Community Services at South West TAFE. During her studies, Tanya worked as a paralegal, helping vulnerable women while recovering from her own experiences of family violence.Geelong Tech School transforms STEM education for local schoolsTech schools are opening up new pathways for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Victorian Training Award helps Miranda make a differenceWinning a Victorian Training Award has opened up ‘great opportunities’ for Miranda Edwards. Students learn local Aboriginal language from Uncle Locky Uncle Locky Eccles is teaching kindergarten students in Warrnambool Peek Wooroong, the local Aboriginal language. Women in STEM challenge inspires Gippsland girls Year 9 and 10 students travelled to Gippsland Tech School for a three-day, Women in STEM - Foodbytes Challenge.New design for Prep Bags 20202019 Top Arts, Top Designs and 2018 Premier’s VCE Awards Art and Design students participated in a competition to create a 2020 Prep bag design. Victorian Education Excellence Awards celebrate Victorian schoolsThe Victorian Education Excellence Awards recognised inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff.Celebrating World Teachers' Day In recognition of the talent, hard work and commitment of teachers everywhere, Victoria is celebrating World Teachers’ Day this Friday, 25 October. See full list of stories Victorians shine at national training awards Victoria’s top trainees and training providers have taken out national titles at last night’s Australian Training Awards. 2016 Caulfield South drummers march on for Remembrance Day Caulfield Primary School Drum Corps marched proudly towards state Remembrance Day service.