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Victoria Minister for Education Martin Dixon

School Is Back For 2013

Victor P Taffa

Education Minister Martin Dixon has wished Victoria’s 880,800 students good luck as they head to school for the first day of the year.

“The first day at school is an exciting time, though some preps and I’m certain many parents may feel a little nervous.” Mr. Dixon said.

“Heading to school for the first time is a wonderful milestone in a child’s young life, and one that parents and students will remember forever.”

“For the rest of the students who are returning to school after the summer break, I am sure they will relish the chance to catch up with friends and start getting excited and motivated for the year ahead.” Mr. Dixon said.

Around 2,500 new graduate teachers will take up posts in Victorian government schools for the start of the 2013 school year.

In 2013:

  • 880,800 students will attend a Victorian school;
  • 553,100 students will attend a government school;
  • 488,600 primary and 392,200 secondary students will attend a school;
  • 75,300 preps will attend a school, including 51,200 in government schools;  
  • 65,800 Year 7’s will attend a school, including 36,200 Year 7’s attending a government school.

There are 1,533 government schools, including 1,132 primary schools, 77 primary-secondary schools, 242 secondary schools, 78 special schools and four English language schools throughout Victoria.

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