All posts tagged James Merlino

VCE coursework material pulled over anti-Israel slur

WHEN Mount Scopus Memorial College student Ramona Chrapot read a sample response in her VCE coursework which claimed that Israel destroys the houses of Arabs living there simply because they are Muslim not Jewish, she could not believe her eyes.

Jewish students make the grade

NINE Jewish students were among the 293 top achievers of the state who gathered together for the VCE Premier's Awards on Monday. 

Mount Scopus heading to Caulfield?

MOUNT Scopus College's dream of moving the entire school to Caulfield could be confirmed within 18 months.

Challenger praises Andrews’ record

TWO Labor ministers -- one them Victoria's Deputy Premier -- were on hand to launch the campaign of Caulfield's ALP candidate Sorina Grasso.

High achieving Jewish students

LAST year, almost 51,000 Victorian students completed their VCE – and on Tuesday morning, 13 Jewish students were among the 274 highest achievers presented with VCE Premiers Awards by Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino.

‘Hatred on our doorsteps’

THE Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has condemned racist and anti-Semitic posters which were plastered across two of Melbourne’s leading schools over the weekend.

Pro-Palestinian play triggers VCE review

The criteria for including plays and related texts on the VCE study list will be reviewed after students in years 11 and 12 were asked to attend performances of an “unabashedly one-sided play” about Israel’s conflict with Gaza, as part of their curriculum.

Furore over ‘anti-Israel’ VCE play

VICTORIAN education minister James Merlino has come under fire after Victorian high school students found a “heavily biased” stage-play about life in Gaza during the conflict with Israel on their curriculum.

Chanukah lights up Parliament

POLITICIANS, religious leaders and members of the community gathered in Queen’s Hall on Monday night for the annual Chanukah in Parliament celebration. The flagship event was organised by Rabbi Chaim Herzog of Chabad of Melbourne CBD in conjunction with Central Shule Chabad, and was emceed by Member for Caulfield David Southwick.

Libs campaign to safeguard SRI

THE Victorian Coalition has launched a petition encouraging the Labor government to reverse its changes to Special Religious Instruction (SRI), which will be cut from school hours as of 2016.