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Advancing STEM in primary schools

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Purpose

Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will enable primary schools to source the expertise they need in their local context from secondary schools, universities or industry and align this with their school improvement plan. The funding will also help primary schools to access the resources they need and forge new partnerships to ensure STEM learning is as active and engaging as possible.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

Queensland state schools with primary enrolments (excluding Schools of Distance Education).

Allocation of funds

Payment rates per student are as follows:

  • 2018 - $25
  • 2019 - $51
  • 2020 - $79
  • 2021 - $108

A minimum allocation equivalent to 50 students is provided per annum.

From 2022 the rate will be indexed annually by 2.5%.

Payment details

Payment During month of Proportion of allocation paid
Semester 1April50%
Semester 2October50%

Data requirements

Data item Data source Due date
Census enrolmentsOneSchoolFebruary
RatesSchool based salariesAs required

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements will be automatically calculated and paid.

Contact

Director, State Schools - Performance
Telephone: (07) 3055 2870

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Last updated 19 September 2018