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A chronology of education in Queensland

1824-1850 | 1851-1875 | 1876-1900 | 1901-1925 | 1926-1950 | 1951-1975 | 1976-2000 | 2000-2011

1926-1950

1928

  • Intermediate schools were established.

1930

  • A new primary syllabus was introduced.
  • The structure of primary education was reorganised so that there was a preparatory Grade (1 ½ years) plus Grades 1 to 7, to replace the former system (Classes 1 to 6).

1932

  • The itinerant teacher system ended.

1935

  • Last year in which pupil teachers were employed.

1937

  • A New Education Fellowship Conference was held in Brisbane. Organised by the Australian Council of Education Research with the Department, this brought many of the world's progressive educational thinkers to Brisbane.

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1938

  • Amendments were made to the primary syllabus.
  • Preparatory Grade was increased to two years (Preps 1-4).

1941

  • An Education Convention was held in Brisbane, giving major community groups a chance to express their views on the current education system.

1943

  • The Hanlon Government decided to establish a State Preschool system, and began reserving suitable land. This policy was not fully implemented till 1973.

1949

  • The first five regional directors of education were appointed.

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Last reviewed
10 January 2013
Last updated
10 January 2013