Great Results Funding to Boost Student Literacy Levels

29/01/2014

State schools in the Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates will be $2.4 million better off, following the announcement of a new education program: Great Results Guarantee.

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said this boost for local schools is part of the Newman Government's $131 million commitment to boost student outcomes in Queensland state schools, by focusing on the early years.

"Everything the Newman Government does in education is focused on achieving better student outcomes," Mr Holswich said.

"And this announcement delivers on our commitment to revitalise frontline services, as promised before the last election."

"We want every Queenslander to enjoy a quality education experience so that they are well equipped to enter further education, training and employment."

"This is about investing in our future, our children, and ensuring that Queensland remains a great state with great opportunity for generations to come."

Member for Kallangur, Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, said the Great Results Guarantee would see the majority of funding targeted at the early years of school, which research shows is the most vital time in a child's learning.

Mr Ruthenberg 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 Ruthenberg 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 are all options for schools to pursue."

The 2014 funding allocations for Pine Rivers and Kallangur schools are:

Bray Park State High School $93,328
Bray Park State School $124,443
Dakabin State High School $104,385
Dakabin State School $104,644
Dayboro State School $81,892
Jinibara State School $177,019
Kallangur State School $228,817
Kurwongbah State School $240,651
Lawnton State School $88,492
Murrumba Secondary College $80,228
Narangba State School $200,141
Petrie State School $135,984
Pine Rivers Special School $52,946
Pine Rivers State High School $136,988
Strathpine State School $122,792
Strathpine West State School $192,691
Undurba State School $254,438
Total: $2,419,879