AgForce Not Impressed

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Statements made by State Agriculture Minister mark Furner last week in State Parliament have drawn the ire AgForce. The Minister’s claims to the House that the popular school agricultural program that reaches over 10,000 Queensland students a year is “no longer relevant” have been slammed by … [Read more...]

Our Schools Have Something to Celebrate.

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It’s State Education Week 2018 this week and State schools across Queensland are celebrating. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating our Community’ and schools are invited to take up the challenge to showcase their unique qualities and join with their local communities to reflect on their … [Read more...]

Ag Ed Is ‘Irrelevant’

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“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

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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...]

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...]

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

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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...]