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Rural and remote education

The Queensland Government has a continuing commitment to ensure that all students, no matter where they live, have access to a range of high quality education and training programs. Over half of all state schools in Queensland are in rural and remote locations, with approximately one-quarter of state school students enrolled in these schools. The department recognises the dedication to quality teaching and learning occurring in state schools in rural and remote locations.

Over half of all state schools in Queensland are in rural and remote locations, with approximately one-quarter of state school students enrolled in these schools.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) recognise the dedication to quality teaching and learning occurring in state schools in rural and remote locations. The department also recognise the unique challenges of teaching and learning in rural and remote schools and is committed to addressing the particular needs of students living in geographically isolated areas. Students in Queensland's rural and remote communities deserve the very best educational opportunities we can provide. Financial assistance and programs may be available for eligible students and these communities.

Students in Queensland's rural and remote communities deserve the very best educational opportunities we can provide. The Queensland Government is committed to addressing the particular needs of students living in geographically isolated areas, and has previously undertaken a review of the educational needs of geographically isolated families and the services available to them. You can read about the outcomes of that review in the Rural and Remote Review Adobe PDF document622K.

A new action plan for rural and remote education

The department is consulting on a new plan to support every student succeeding in rural and remote state schools. This plan will refocus the department's ongoing commitment to excellence in rural and remote education outlined in the Action Plan for Rural and Remote Education for 2011-2015 Adobe PDF document.

The Discussion guide, Advancing rural and remote education Adobe PDF document2.7M marks the beginning of a renewed focus on ensuring all rural and remote students have access to high quality learning opportunities within their local communities and beyond. We are continuing to have conversations with educators, families and peak bodies from rural and remote areas across Queensland about the ideas in the discussion guide and will be visiting the following locations:

To register your interest to attend a forum at one of these locations, please email ruralandremote@det.qld.gov.au.

You can also have your say on the future of rural and remote education by completing our online survey or making a written submission via email to ruralandremote@det.qld.gov.au by 21 February 2017.

Individual school details and Department of Education and Training education zone classifications are provided through the Schools Directory. You can use the Schools Directory to find a school in your local area by searching on the school name. Alternatively, you can narrow your search by using the Region and Type of school fields. Use the advanced search from the schools directory to filter results by one of the 4 zones.

More information will be available as the rural and remote action plan continues to take shape and is implemented.

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