Extra Support for Local Prep Students in 2014 and 2015


Next year’s Pine Rivers and Kallangur Prep students will benefit from more teacher aide support, creating a stronger foundation and better learning experience, as part of the Queensland Government’s strong plan for education.


State Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, welcomed the announcement of the Newman Government’s 54 million four-year Boosting Prep for our children’s future commitment.


“The Newman Government has a strong plan for a brighter future for our youngest Queenslanders and by funding more teacher aide hours we are ensuring children have extra support to develop learning and social skills at an early age,” Mr Holswich said.


“The early years of school set the foundation for life-long learning and success, which is why the Government believes it’s vital to invest significantly in this area and teacher aides play a critical role in Prep classrooms.”


State Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg MP, said he “knows how important it is to invest in the early years of school to set the foundation for life-long learning and success.”


Mr Ruthenberg is pleased that a number of his local schools will reap the benefits of this scheme as there is an additional 181.1 hours for the Kallangur electorate at the following schools:



  • 43.4 hours - Kurwongbah State School
  •  27.6 hours - Narangba State School


  • 20.5 hours - Dakabin State School
  • 25.8 hours - Jinibara State School
  • 34.2 hours - Kallangur State School
  • 29.6 hours - Petrie State School


State Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, has also confirmed additional hours for prep students attending the following schools:



  • 24.8 hours - Strathpine West State School


  • 14.4 hours - Lawnton State School
  • 10.9 hours - Bray Park State School


Mr Holswich said the $54 million investment in boosting Prep Teacher aide hours had already provided significant benefits to Queensland children.


“In 2013, the first year of the initiative, 152 Prep classes in more than 100 schools benefitted from additional teacher aide hours,” Mr Holswich said.


Mr Ruthenberg added, “This year another 2,250 hours per week were allocated to 384 Prep classes in 69 schools, and in 2015, 471 Prep classrooms in 127 schools across the state will directly reap the rewards of extra teacher aide time.”


For more information, please visit: www.education.qld.gov.au/boosting-prep.html.