Five schools in the Kawana electorate will be better off, following the announcement of a new education program, Great Results Guarantee.
Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie 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,” he said.
“And this announcement delivers on our commitment to revitalise frontline services, as promised at the election.
“We want every Queensland child to enjoy a quality education experience that will equip them for further education, training and employment.
“This is about investing in our future, our kids, and ensuring that Queensland remains a great state with great opportunity for generations to come.”
Mr Bleijie 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 Bleijie said.
“The school can then develop a plan to achieve those outcomes.
“Examples could include school numeracy tutoring, reading workshops for parents or a coach to improve teachers’ skills in delivering programs for students with a disability.”
SCHOOL NAME FUNDING ALLOCATION
•Buddina State School $171,701
•Chancellor State College $355,982
•Kawana Waters State College $191,184
•Meridan State College $344,817
•Talara Primary College $225,796