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...]

Queensland Parents Speak Up On NAPLAN

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Education Minister Grace Grace is calling on parents and caregivers across the regions to provide their views and feedback about NAPLAN as part of a state-wide evaluation of the tests. “Just last month while we were governing from Mackay, I had a conversation with a mother in a local café who … [Read more...]

P&C Day and P&C of the Year Awards

P&C Qld

Where would they be? Our schools that is, without the hard work of local P&C’s. P&C Day and the P&C of the Year Awards are held every year and now is the time to start thinking about nominating with nominations open from P&C Day this year. And we need also to remember P&C … [Read more...]

Rural Students Urged to Get Snapping

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Young photographers are being asked to get clicking and capture images to attract new teachers to regional, rural and remote areas. Education Minister Grace Grace today launched the Teach Queensland Style Student Photo Competition. The Teach Queensland Style campaign aims to feature short … [Read more...]

2018 Education Awards Open for Nominations

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Queensland state schools, teachers and principals can nominate for the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools. More than $619,000 in grant funding is available to celebrate state school education success across 11 award categories this year. The Showcase Awards are an annual … [Read more...]

New Independence Rules for Regional Students

Youth Allowance and centrelink

Students from regional and remote areas will be able to start university sooner because of changes that make it easier for them to be considered “independent” for student payments. To qualify as independent for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance, students from regional or remote areas … [Read more...]

MP Wants Your Thoughts

Cellphones in school

Member for Warrego Ann Leahy says she wants community discussion about mobile phones in our schools. In the wake of a raft of publicity surrounding the issue of bullying Ms Leahy says she wants to hear from the horse’s mouth about banning mobile phones use by children in school hours. “I … [Read more...]