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...]

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...]

2017 P&C of the Year Awards Winners

Begonia P and C

Begonia State School P&C have received not only a huge pat on the back- but $1,000 as well. They have been named as one of the 8 Regional winners the 2017 P&C of the Year Awards. This is the third year for the Awards, which are sponsored by Commonwealth Bank and recognize the volunteer … [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...]

Need Financial Help for Study?

female Student

Maranoa MP David Littleproud has partnered with the National Council of Women of Queensland (NCWQ) to offer a $1000 bursary to help women from regional, rural and remote Queensland with full-time study. Mr Littleproud says he’s taken the move to further his aim to see young people return home, to … [Read more...]