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Step up into education schools 2013-2016

The following selected state schools received funding of $40,000 per year for a four year period from 2012-13 to 2015-16 to better prepare children in areas of disadvantage for school and encourage parents to become involved in their child's learning journey.

As a result of this funding, these schools, in consultation with their school communities, trialled and developed activities and processes to support positive transitions to school and parent engagement in their child's learning.

Central Queensland
Andergrove State School
Gladstone Central State School
Gracemere State School
Mount Archer State School

Darling Downs and South West
Charleville State School
Dalby State School
Glenore Grove State School
Newtown State School
Toowoomba North State School

Far North Queensland
Atherton State School
Goondi State School
Hambledon State School
Mossman State School

Metropolitan
Churchill State School
Lowood State School
Silkstone State School

North Queensland
Aitkenvale State School
Ayr State School
Bowen State School
Happy Valley State School
Heatley State School
Mount Isa Central State School

North Coast
Bundaberg North State School
Kippa-Ring State School

Step up into education schools developed activities and processes in consultation with their school communities and included (but were not limited to) the following:

  • procurement of specialist transition services or programs
  • implementation of early childhood literacy and numeracy programs
  • playgroups (general, facilitated, accessible)
  • home visiting services
  • early childhood development programs
  • school orientation activities
  • programs that respond to community Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) results
  • local school readiness and transition resources (such as starting school packs)
  • teacher release for implementation of transition activities
  • engagement of a project officer to coordinate or develop activities and programs.

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Last reviewed
27 October 2017
Last updated
27 October 2017

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