Rural Students Urged to Get Snapping


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


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

Youth Allowance and centrelink

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...]

Improved Facilities for St Catherine’s

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St Catherine's Catholic College, The Whitsundays, will soon have a major expansion after the Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen announced today a $3.2 million Australian Government grant. Funding through the Capital Grants Program will go towards the completion of Stage 5 of the new … [Read more...]

Students to Promote Teaching

Teach Queensland

Students in rural and remote areas will be encouraged to market their communities as great places to live and teach by taking part in a Teach Queensland Style photo competition. The State Government initiative encourages students and their families to produce short promotional videos showcasing … [Read more...]

It’s More Than an Apple for Teacher Today


Our state, Catholic and independent schools in Our Towns are celebrating World Teachers’ Day today and Education Minister Kate Jones is singing their praises. The Minister says World Teachers’ Day gives the community an opportunity to stop and reflect on the hard work, dedication and commitment … [Read more...]

It’s that time of the year again!!

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With the annual pilgrimage of young people to Airlie Beach now just weeks away, as the ‘Schoolies 2017’ count down kicks in, police are gearing up and want to take young people on an educative journey as well. And they’ll be doing it in a fun way with a musical theatre show, called “Choices” … [Read more...]

Year 12 Students Under the QCS Pump

Queensland Core Skills test

Emotions and nerves are no doubt running high for many this morning as Year 12 students across Our Towns today and tomorrow buckle down for the annual Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. Our guys join with approximately 30,000 other Queensland year 12 students who will do four test papers over … [Read more...]

Bowen Kids Next for Our Coppers

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It was the turn of year 11 and 12 students from Bowen High to hear the messages of life saving relevance from the roaming wallopers, who are touring the schools in the region as part of Road Safety Week. Their message to the new drivers of today and those of tomorrow-Road Safety at all … [Read more...]