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. Nearly 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.
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 622K.
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 .
The Discussion guide, Advancing rural and remote education 2.7M 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. Community consultations in Weipa, Mt Isa, Roma, Gin Gin and Longreach, along with stakeholder meetings and an online survey have been undertaken. Conversations with educators, families and peak bodies from rural and remote areas across Queensland about their ideas are informing the development of the new plan.
More information will be available as the rural and remote action plan continues to take shape and is implemented.
If you wish to know whether a school is in a rural or remote Education Queensland zone you can use the Schools Directory. Search on the school name and narrow your search by selecting 'more details' followed by 'zone and district'.
This page was last reviewed on 22 Feb 2017