Local boost for Prep teacher aides in 2015

27 Jun 2014 12:57 PMJann Stuckey

27 June 2014

Preppies in three state schools in Currumbin are set to benefit from an additional 82 hours Prep teacher aide hours each week in 2015.

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey 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,” Ms Stuckey 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.

“Teacher aides play a critical role in Prep classrooms and I welcome this move on behalf of our youngest learners.”

“Currumbin State School will receive an extra 43 hours per week, Coolangatta State School will benefit from an additional 11.5 hours per week, with Tallebudgera State School also gaining 28.1 hours per week.

Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the $54 million four-year plan had already provided significant benefits to Queensland children.

“Prep students across Queensland are already benefitting from the additional support available each day, and we’re ensuring this benefit continues throughout 2015 as well.”

Mr Langbroek said schools with the greatest need had been selected for funding, with final allocations for each school to be determined by Prep enrolments at the start of the 2015 school year.

To find out more about the Boosting Prep for our children’s future commitment, go to www.education.qld.gov.au/boosting-prep.html

[ENDS] 23 June 2014