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...]

YeS – A Project for Schools

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The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new education program, The YeS Project, encouraging young people and teachers to explore online issues including cyberbullying and image-based abuse, sparking important conversations and problem solving in students’ online and offline … [Read more...]

Backlash to Schools Ag Funding Cut

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LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has slammed the Government move to axe funding for a popular children’s agricultural education program in Queensland schools. She’s demanding that the funding be reinstated as a matter of priority. “Annastacia Palaszczuk’s decision to cut funding for ag education … [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...]