Reading and writing targeted in new school initiative
EVERY student at Currumbin State High School will have access to a teacher's aide thanks to state funding.
Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said the school was one of 69 schools across the state to receive one teacher aide hour each week for every student at the school.
Ms Stuckey said the $6 million announcement would fund 2,250 more teacher aide hours every week for 384 Prep classes across Queensland.
"I know our local principal, teachers and parents will be thrilled to learn Currumbin State School Prep students will get more time with their teacher aide," Ms Stuckey said.
"The early formative years at school are the most important in terms of a child's learning and that's why we are investing in more teacher aide hours in Prep classrooms.
"More personalised attention will give our children the chance to improve their reading, writing and social skills at what is such a formative time in their development."
Premier Campbell Newman said this year was the first of his government's major four-year education initiative and already more than 100 schools across Queensland were benefiting from an additional 2,250 teacher aide hours per week.