Ag Ed Is ‘Irrelevant’

SIPP Agforce

“No Longer Relevant” is the reason Agriculture Minister Mark Furner has given this week in State Parliament behind the cut to a popular school-based agriculture program. The AG Force run SIPP program is set to be cut from schools across the State from next year by the Queensland … [Read more...]

Another Blow to Ag Education

School to Industry Partnership Program

The School to Industry Partnership Program, an education program designed to give Queensland children interested in a career in agriculture some insight, will see its state government funding cancelled at the end of this school year. The 14- year-old program had been attracting $181,000 in … [Read more...]

Queensland Senior Students Ready for QCS test

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Year 12 students across Our Towns join with 28,000 students across the state on Tuesday to sit the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test this week. The tests, conducted by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) will be Held on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September. Students … [Read more...]

Spotlight Shines on Teachers & Schools

Showcase-Awards for Excellence in Schools 2

Twenty-three exemplary Queensland state schools and educators have been named as finalists in the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools… and the Regions in the running. Surat State School’s Digital technologies program is nominated for The University of Southern Queensland Showcase … [Read more...]

Tenders Open for School Energy Program

Solar panels on schools

Solar panels will start to be installed on Queensland state schools over the summer holidays, with tenders now open for the Government’s $97 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools program. The 3-year program targets more than 800 Queensland state schools. The program includes $40 million for … [Read more...]

Cyber bullying workshops

Cyber Bullying

Interested Roma and St George residents will have the opportunity to learn about the threat of cyber bullying and how to help young people combat it at two special workshops in mid-July. South West Hospital and Health Service Regional Adversity Coordinator Gavin Johannesen says the workshops … [Read more...]