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...]

Students to Promote Teaching

Teach Queensland

Students in rural and remote areas will be encouraged to market their communities as great places to live and teach by taking part in a Teach Queensland Style photo competition. The State Government initiative encourages students and their families to produce short promotional videos showcasing … [Read more...]

It’s More Than an Apple for Teacher Today

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Our state, Catholic and independent schools in Our Towns are celebrating World Teachers’ Day today and Education Minister Kate Jones is singing their praises. The Minister says World Teachers’ Day gives the community an opportunity to stop and reflect on the hard work, dedication and commitment … [Read more...]

2017 P&C of the Year Awards Winners

Begonia P and C

Begonia State School P&C have received not only a huge pat on the back- but $1,000 as well. They have been named as one of the 8 Regional winners the 2017 P&C of the Year Awards. This is the third year for the Awards, which are sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and recognize the volunteer … [Read more...]

Year 12 Students Under the QCS Pump

Queensland Core Skills test

Emotions and nerves are no doubt running high for many this morning as Year 12 students across Our Towns today and tomorrow buckle down for the annual Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. Our guys join with approximately 30,000 other Queensland year 12 students who will do four test papers over … [Read more...]

Need Financial Help for Study?

female Student

Maranoa MP David Littleproud has partnered with the National Council of Women of Queensland (NCWQ) to offer a $1000 bursary to help women from regional, rural and remote Queensland with full-time study. Mr Littleproud says he’s taken the move to further his aim to see young people return home, to … [Read more...]

Faces with Frowns in Our Town

NAPLAN Tests

If you are wondering why there’s a frown on the faces of some of the school kids you pass by this morning, it’s because it is that time of year for those in years 3, 9 and 12 - NAPLAN Tests are underway for them from today. In all, a record 255,000 Queensland students, in state and non-state … [Read more...]

Schools Reform Package Benefits Rural Education

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With education set to be a show piece in this week’s Federal Budget. Local member for Maranoa is wasting no time in spreading the news. Mr Littleproud says schools in Maranoa would receive more federal funding with the new the Quality Schools education reform package being ushered in by Treasurer … [Read more...]