To provide Queensland rural and remote state schools in Centres for Learning and Wellbeing catchment areas with access to a range of high quality professional learning opportunities and wellbeing support.
Duration of program
Rural and remote state schools in Centre for Learning and Wellbeing catchments.
Allocation of funds
The Centre for Learning and Wellbeing budget is $31.1 million over 4 years and is supplemented by the Remote Ready Project, $0.72M over 4 years.
Four rural and remote Centres for Learning and Wellbeing have been established to provide valuable professional learning and capability development for teachers and school leaders at all stages of their careers. The centres also support the wellbeing of staff and assist in the facilitation of inter-agency support for students and their families.
The centres are located in Atherton, Mount Isa, Emerald and Roma.
Payments made to schools under this program are based on actual costs associated with the program and may include:
- travel costs
- accommodation and allowances to enable teachers and school leaders from catchment schools to participate in professional learning
- staff relief to allow teachers and school leaders to undertake or facilitate mentoring and coaching
- venue hire and catering for workshops held on school sites
- building hire and maintenance where a Centre for Learning and Wellbeing training centre is on a school site.
Eligible schools will receive payment in the next scheduled monthly payment run following approval of their application.
How to apply
Schools will need to contact the Lead Principal of their Centre for Learning and Wellbeing to apply for a payment. Requests need to be supported by evidence of expenditure by the school.
Rural and remote education
Lead Principal within each Centre for Learning and Wellbeing:
- Atherton: Telephone (07) 4095 6819
- Emerald: Telephone (07) 4986 7203
- Mt Isa: Telephone (07) 4747 3611
- Roma: Telephone (07) 4572 6519