Fifteen schools in the Glass House electorate will be better off following the announcement of a new education program, Great Results Guarantee.
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said it is part of the Newman Government’s $131 million commitment to boost student outcomes in Queensland state schools, by focusing on the early years.
“Everything the Newman Government does in education is focused on achieving better student outcomes,” Mr Powell said.
“This announcement delivers on our commitment to revitalise frontline services as promised at the election.
“We want every Queenslander to enjoy a quality education experience so that they are well equipped to enter further education, training and employment.
“This is about investing in our future, our children, and ensuring that Queensland remains a great state with great opportunity for generations to come.
Mr Powell said the Great Results Guarantee would see the majority of funding targeted at the early years of school, which research shows is the most vital time in a child’s learning.
He said principals, in consultation with their school communities, would develop an agreement which would be entered into with the Director General of the Department of Education, Training and Employment.
“We want parents and carers to be part of this process and set their expectations for what they want their children to achieve,” Mr Powell said.
“The school can then develop a plan to achieve those outcomes.
“The plan could include after-school numeracy tutoring, reading workshops for parents or a coach to improve teachers’ skills in delivering programs for students with a disability.”
The recipients in the Glass House electorate, sharing in a total of $928,874, are:
- Beerburrum State School – $38,116
- Chevallum State School – $115,174
- Conondale State School – $15,866
- Delaneys Creek State School – $39,640
- Elimbah State School – $101,853
- Eudlo State School – $20,692
- Glass House Mountains State School – $96,756
- Maleny State High School – $68,937
- Maleny State School – $74,012
- Montville State School – $41,004
- Mount Mee State School – $16,220
- Palmwoods State School – $117,366
- Peachester State School – $26,636
- Wamuran State School – $82,250
- Woodford State School – $73,952
Mr Powell said that this funding will go a long way towards building a brighter future for students in the Glass House electorate.
[ENDS] 29 January 2014