Training support for disadvantaged learners

Thousands of disadvantaged learners will gain new job skills thanks to 45 projects funded in the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Community Learning Program. Premier Campbell Newman said the first funding round of the 2014-15 program would see $6.6 million invested in projects delivering vital training to 3,400 people. “Community Learning is an essential…

Queensland school discipline success highlighted

The behaviour of previously disruptive students is improving in Queensland’s state schools, six months after principals were given more power to discipline students. Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek today saw first-hand the remarkable results being achieved at Loganlea State High School, south of Brisbane. Under the school’s innovative Community Service Intervention program,…

Queensland’s economy outperforming other states

Queensland’s growing economic strength has again been confirmed by two separate reports released today. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the CommSec State of the States report and the Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook both confirm Queensland is one of Australia’s economic powerhouses. “But we also know that there is more to do, and that not all…

More Independent Public Schools for Queensland

Queensland state schools can now put their hand up for greater autonomy and localised decision making as part of the Independent Public Schools initiative. Premier Campbell Newman said it was a great opportunity for parents, principals and teachers to work together and have a greater say on how their schools are run. “This $22.8 million,…

Kids Get Started again with sport funding

Maroochydore families have been encouraged to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular Get Started funding program that opened today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the initiative was successfully lowering the cost of living for local families with 729 vouchers issued in this electorate since…

Have your say on developing Queensland’s future for Education

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today invited community members to join the conversation in planning Queensland’s first Education Accord. The Education Accord will bring together ideas that will determine priorities for our schools and ensure students are given the best possible education and job opportunities. Ms Simpson is seeking feedback from the local community on…

Queensland’s future schools revealed

Around a hundred new schools could be required to cater for Queensland’s student growth over the next twenty years. The Queensland Government today released the latest round of demand maps produced by the Queensland Schools Planning Commission identifying where future schools may be needed up to 2031. Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment…

Have your say on developing Queensland’s future for Education

The Queensland Government is undertaking extensive consultation with parents, schools, unions and education sectors to map out the future of education and create Queensland’s first Education Accord. All Queenslanders are encouraged to share their ideas that will determine priorities for our schools and ensure students are given the best possible education and job opportunities. You…