Community Information Session

Victoria’s government education system

The Department of Education and Training is holding an information session about Victoria’s government education system. Parents and other members of the community interested in education are invited to attend.

Speakers will include representatives from the Department of Education and Training as well as local government schools. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about government schools in Victoria.

The Victorian Government’s $8.8 billion record investment in education is building a world-class education system that gives everyone a chance to succeed in life.

In the Education State, our schools offer quality education that help students achieve excellence and prepares them to thrive.

When: Monday 25 June – 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm (light refreshments provided)
Where: Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang

Information regarding series of community and school based forums

As part of the Department of Education and Training’s implementation of its Multicultural Communications and Engagement Strategy (approved by the Minister for Education), the Department will hold a series of forums across Victoria during Terms 2 and 3 to better inform culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities about the Victorian government education system and the benefits of public education.

There will be two types of forums, each with a particular purpose and target audience, as outlined below.

TYPE 1 – Community based forums

Purpose:

• Information session about the Victorian government education system and the benefits of public education.

• Build pride and confidence in Victoria’s public school system and battle misinformation in communities.

Target Community Groups: Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic

Locations: There will be three of this type of forum held in the following areas – City of Whittlesea, City of Wyndham and City of Yarra.

Attendance: It is estimated that between 50 and 80 people will attend each of these forums.

Proposed format:

· Introduction (Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY))

· Welcome/opening address (Deputy Premier or delegate)

· Keynote – Everyone is part of the Education State (Secretary or delegate (ie. Deputy Secretary or Regional Director))

· My school, my community and me (Principals from local primary and secondary schools)

· Part of my success (Past Victorian Government school student)

· Concurrent discussions (CMY to lead):

o Learning for life

o Happy, healthy and resilient

o Breaking the link

o Pride and confidence

· Concluding remarks (CMY)

· Refreshments.