1824-1850 | 1851-1875 | 1876-1900
| 1901-1925 | 1926-1950 | 1951-1975
| 1976-2000 | 2000-2011
- Queensland became a separate colony and thus responsible for education within its boundaries.
- The first National schools in Brisbane were established - Brisbane Boys and Brisbane Girls.
- Education Act placed all primary education under one general and comprehensive
system controlled by the Board of General Education.
- A second act, the Grammar Schools Act, provided for the establishment
of a grammar (secondary) school in any locality where a sum of not less than £1000
had been raised for this purpose.
- The first grammar school was opened at Ipswich.
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- Provisional schools were introduced. The parents provided the building
and often found the teacher. The Department paid the teacher's salary.
- Free education was implemented.
- The first State Scholarship Examination was held, and this was to become the basis for granting a specific number
of scholarships to secondary schools.
- Education Act provided for free, secular and compulsory education
in State schools and transferred all primary education in Queensland to
the Department of Public Instruction responsible to a Minister for Education.
- The new Act provided for Classes 1 to 5 (approximately 8 years) in primary
schools. The syllabus comprised reading, writing, arithmetic, object lessons,
drill and gymnastics, vocal music, sewing and needlework, geography, history,
English grammar and elementary mechanics.
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