$1.1 million for Great Results in Currumbin

6 Feb 2014 3:16 PMJann Stuckey

6 February 2014

Eight schools in Currumbin will be better off, following the announcement of a new education program, Great Results Guarantee.

 Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey said it 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,” Ms Stuckey said.

 “And this announcement delivers on our commitment to revitalise frontline services as promised at the election.

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

 Ms Stuckey 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.

 “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,” Ms Stuckey 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.”

 “These funds will be of great assistance to local schools who have already received over $1.7 million in funding to clear their maintenance backlogs under the Newman Government.

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

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SCHOOL NAME FUNDING ALLOCATION
Coolangatta State School $81,638
Currumbin Community Special School $33,530
Currumbin State School $254,922
Currumbin Valley State School $38,946
Elanora State High School $82,725 
Elanora State School $258,878 
Ingleside State School $18,076 
Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School $211,713 
Tallebudgera State School $196,799 
  Total $1,177,227