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Miscellaneous appropriation


To facilitate payments to state schools that are not part of an existing appropriation program and are of an adhoc/one-off nature.

Duration of program



State schools

Allocation of funds

2018 year to date appropriations include:

Shalom Christian College - One-off financial support for secondary students affected by the 2018 closure of the secondary schooling and boarding facilities at Shalom Christian College. The payment being $1,000 per student for 38 students changing to Kirwin State High School (14) and Thuringowa State High School (24).

FlexiSpace Trial - One-off funding to trial the elements that contribute to quality student engagement responses in two selected trial schools, Mabel Park State High School and Glenmore State High School. The payment is for $130,000 for each school to establish the FlexiSpace within the school.

Learning Hub Project - This one-off payment to Western Cape College of $40,000 will provide a longer term, sustainable option for early childhood educators. This project based at the Western Cape College Enrichment Centre is to provide study support mechanisms for educators in rural and remote communities to progress through approved Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications.

Physical Activity in Schools (iAIM) - This is a one off payment to schools in the Darling Downs South West Region for the Physical Activity Innovation in Schools project. Total funding to schools in this region is $21,300. Schools across the region applied for funding (the four types of funding were; 100km Club Grant, Physical Active Reading Grant, Physical Literacy Grant and Physical Activity Grant). The program is focused on developing and sharing innovative tailored strategies and approaches designed for schools to incorporate physical activities for children during school time.

Sally and Possum Teaching Resource - This one off funding to Yeronga State School is to develop a support resource for schools, families of deaf or hard of hearing children and other stakeholders. Funding for this project is limited to $90,000.

Maintaining breadth of curriculum supplementary - This is a one-off payment to all secondary schools to further assist schools with maintaining the breadth of curriculum as the Prep half cohort move through senior secondary. This payment is for 16 Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) days ($7,215) and is in addition to the extra staffing allocation some schools received through the 2018 Day 8 staffing allocation process and will receive through the 2019 Day 8 staffing allocation process.

Online College of Advanced STEM (OCAS) - This is a one-off payment to Atherton State High School for the OCAS program facilitated by the school. This payment will provide continuity of learning in 2018 for the students enrolled in the program while the school works to develop a business plan determining how OCAS can be financially self-sustainable from 2019. Funding is limited to $100,000.

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital (LCCH) Kindergarten Pilot - This is a one-off payment of $140,000.00 for the Brisbane School of Distance Education (BrisbaneSDE) to deliver a pilot kindergarten program for children at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and the Mater Children's Private Brisbane Hospital. An Early Childhood Teacher will deliver a flexible program to accommodate the needs of the child, providing vulnerable Queensland children with an opportunity to engage in early learning activities during their hospital stay. The one year pilot is to commence in Term 3, 2018.

Reimbursement for School Security General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) - This is a one-off payment to schools who paid directly for the supply and install of the new GPRS unit required for security panels. Total funding to schools is $22,346.70. As this upgrade is incorporated in the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to schools, the 13 schools identified as having already upgraded will be reimbursed for their outlay.

Payment details

As per individual appropriation.

Each payment must be approved by a Deputy Director-General.

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for these funds.


School Financial Resourcing (SFR)
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