School funding boost to go to students who most need it
TWEED schools will receive a much-needed funding boost following a cash injection by the New South Wales Government this week.
Tweed MP Geoff Provest said local schools would receive almost $5.5million in additional funding next year.
“In 2016, local public schools will receive $5,489,119,” Mr Provest said.
Murwillumbah High School principal Warrick Simmons said funding for next year was allocated on a “needs” basis.
“It’s helping ensure all students have the chance to achieve their potential,” he said.
Murwillumbah High School will receive an additional $88,358, while Kingscliff High will receive $131,310 more.
Kingscliff High School principal Michael Hensley said mentors for Aboriginal students and support for gifted students were earmarked.
“I’m hoping we’ll be able to continue with the kinds of additional support we’ve been able to put in place so far,” he said.
“This includes ... extra academic, sporting and cultural activities for talented students.”