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Tim Nicholls MP
Treasurer and Minister for Trade
Member for Clayfield
$1.58 Million for Great Results in Clayfield
Nine schools in the Clayfield electorate will be $1.58 million better off, following the announcement of a new education program, Great Results Guarantee
Member for Clayfield Tim Nicholls said it was part of the Newman Government’s $131 million commitment to boost student outcomes in Queensland state schools.
Mr Nicholls said the program would have a particular focus on the early years.
“This funding will help schools in the Clayfield electorate focus on better student outcomes,” he said.
“And it’s meeting our election promise to deliver revitalised frontline services in Clayfield.
“This year Ascot State School became one of the Government’s Independent Public Schools, giving the local community a greater say in the running of their school.
“Now local schools will also be able to use the Great Results Guarantee program to focus on the particular learning needs of their students.
“Our large primary schools at Ascot, Nundah and Eagle
“Kedron State High, which caters for more than 1600 students, including many with special needs, will receive an extra $516,495 through the Great Results Guarantee program.”
Mr Nicholls 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 Nicholls said.
“The school can then develop a plan to achieve those outcomes.
“For example, after school numeracy tutoring, reading workshops for parents or a coach to improve teachers’ skills in delivering programs for students with a disability.”
“Principals at all our local schools will be able to use these funds to implement the programs students need to ensure their education is built on firm foundations,” he said.
School dates and holidays for 2014
Queensland state school students will return for Term 1 on Tuesday 28 January, the day after the Australia Day public holiday.
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said teachers would report back on Thursday 23 January, with student-free staff development days planned for 23 and 24 January.
“I’m looking forward to another significant and exciting year for education in Queensland,” said Mr Langbroek.
He said a student-free day would fall in Term 4 on Monday 20 October, with three discretionary student-free days – which may be changed by individual schools – pencilled in for the start of the Easter break on 7-9 April.
“Last year the Newman Government legislated the Labour Day public holiday would be marked on the first Monday in October, this year it falls on the 6th, with the Queen’s Birthday to be celebrated on 9 June in line with most other states and territories.”
Dates for student attendance at Queensland state schools are:
“The class of 2014 will end for Year 12 students on Friday 21 November,” said Mr Langbroek.
“Years 10 and 11 finish their school year on Friday 28 November, with most other state schools breaking up on 12 December. Some regional and remote school finish on 5 December.”
Mr Langbroek said Independent schools and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but they can vary from school to school.
“I suggest the families of students who attend non-state schools, to please check with your particular school for attendance dates,” he said
“The Newman Government is working hard to revitalise front line education services so that Queensland continues to be a great state with great opportunities.
“I wish all staff and students across Queensland a very successful and safe school year in 2014.”
The 2014 state school calendar outlining term, holiday and staff development dates can be downloaded from http://education.qld.gov.au/public_media/calendar/holidays.html.