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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 118

(Question No. 4940)


Mr Maher asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice, on 26 November 1986:

(1) In which (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the Electoral Division of Lowe does a New Arrivals Program operate for non-English speaking students.

(2) How many non-English speaking students in each school were enrolled in the program during 1986.


Mr Dawkins —The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) and (2) Under the New Arrivals element of the Commonwealth English as a Second Language Program a per student grant of $979 was available in 1986 for each eligible newly arrived student of non-English speaking background undertaking a program of intensive English language instruction.

A total of 4,706 eligible newly arrived students were assisted at government schools in New South Wales during 1986. Details of the schools involved and the number of students assisted at each school are not available.

The number of students assisted at non-government schools in the Electoral Division of Lowe is as follows:

Primary

Number

of

students

St Mary's Concord...

1

St Mary's Christian Brothers Jnr School, Concord...

1

Holy Innocents Primary, Croydon...

2

St Joseph's Primary, Enfield...

7

St Dominic's School, Homebush West...

1

Secondary

Domremy College, Five Dock...

1