Faces with Frowns in Our Town

NAPLAN Tests

If you are wondering why there’s a frown on the faces of some of the school kids you pass by this morning, it’s because it is that time of year for those in years 3, 9 and 12 - NAPLAN Tests are underway for them from today. In all, a record 255,000 Queensland students, in state and non-state … [Read more...]

Schools Reform Package Benefits Rural Education

school-funding

With education set to be a show piece in this week’s Federal Budget. Local member for Maranoa is wasting no time in spreading the news. Mr Littleproud says schools in Maranoa would receive more federal funding with the new the Quality Schools education reform package being ushered in by Treasurer … [Read more...]

Buy Smart to Win

Buy Smart Competition

As Term Two gets underway in Queensland, the State Government is reminding school teachers, parents and students about the annual Buy Smart Competition. The competition offers students and schools the chance to win a share in $15,000 worth of cash prizes. The competition was launched in … [Read more...]

When Does a School Curriculum become Propaganda?

Red riding hood

The Respectful Relationships curriculum that this year rolled out in Victorian state schools has drawn the ire of Maranoa MP David Littleproud who says he does not want to see it in Queensland. The course asks primary school children to look at traditional fairy tales to identify gendered sexist … [Read more...]

Anzac Day Resources for Schools

Anzac Day Poster Flanders 1

With the countdown on for Anzac Day help is on its way for teachers across the region. The Federal Government is dispatching to schools, books and posters to educate students about Australia’s wartime history and commemorate Anzac Day. Schools can expect to receive the education resources by … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Bullying

bullying

Students at schools across the region today are being encouraged to join with their counterparts right around the country to say “Bullying-No WAY.” It’s the 7th Annual Action against Bullying and Violence day today. 1810 schools and 840,000 students are participating with an aim to ‘open the … [Read more...]

Keep School Zones in Focus

police and school zone pic

Motorists be ready and aware!! The kids are heading back to school, so school zones apply to every school day for the next 10 weeks of term one and that means time to start watching our speed. It would seem we’re not all that good at watching the speedo in school zones and Police say we need … [Read more...]