Literacy and Numeracy funds for Currumbin schools

25 Oct 2012 11:03 AMJann Stuckey

25th October 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the news all six state primary schools in Currumbin electorate would share in the Newman Government’s $26 million Getting the Basics Right – Literacy and Numeracy grants over the next four years.

Ms Stuckey said it was a major funding boost for literacy and numeracy programs that would help set young children on the right track for future learning success.

“The Newman Government is committed to making Queensland one of Australia’s leading states in literacy and numeracy by getting the basics right in the early years,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Schools will use this funding to tailor programs to the specific needs of their students and school communities.

“The amount of funding that each school will receive is based on needs, rather than enrolment figures;

“This will enable schools to deliver real and improved outcomes in literacy and numeracy for all of their students.

“Schools will decide how to use their grants to best meet the needs of their students and of course this will involve consultation with parents.

“Students in Prep to Year 2 will begin to reap the benefits of their school-based literacy and numeracy programs from the start of next year.

“This funding along with other education initiatives, including the Advancing Our Schools Maintenance Fund, shows the Newman Government’s absolute commitment to providing the best possible environment and opportunities for our students to learn and develop.

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