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Wednesday, 10 October 1984
Page: 1606

(Question No. 960)

Senator Reid asked the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 13 June 1984:

(1) At what venues in the Australian Capital Territory does the Australian Capital Territory Schools Authority run evening classes.

(2) What courses are available at each venue.

(3) How many classes are there in each course.

Senator Ryan —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) The venues operating evening classes are:

Deakin High School

Dickson College

Erindale College

Hawker College

Stirling College, and

Weston Creek High School

(2) The six schools offer courses in academic and recreational studies. In 1984 , 178 courses were offered by those schools in the following broad groupings:

Deakin High School-Recreational and Special Education courses.

Dickson College-Academic and Recreational courses.

Erindale College-Academic and Recreational courses.

Hawker College-Academic and Recreational courses.

Stirling College-Academic courses only.

Weston Creek High School-Recreational courses only.

The academic courses are those oriented towards matriculation studies, and the recreational courses are those oriented, as the title suggests, towards leisure and non-vocational activities.

(3) There were 98 academic classes and 134 recreational classes formed at the February school census date across the six venues named. Approximately 4,250 enrolments produced the 232 classes referred to in the six schools. Whilst classes mostly operate during the evening, approximately 30 operate during traditional school hours.