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Funding to improve learning outcomes for local indigenous students.



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Media Release 13 October 2005

FUNDING TO IMPROVE LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR LOCAL INDIGENOUS STUDENTS The Nationals Member for Riverina Kay Hull today announced $74,920 in funding for local schools to improve learning outcomes for Indigenous students.

Mrs Hull said the funding under the Whole of School Intervention Strategy focuses on creative approaches to improving educational outcomes.

“This program provides assistance for Indigenous school students, schools, parents and communities to work together to improve the attendance, literacy and numeracy skills for Indigenous students,” Mrs Hull said.

“Griffith Public School will receive $15,220 to run a Koori Learning Centre to improve the attendance of Indigenous students, while Narrandera Public School will concentrate on developing parent partnerships with the assistance of a $28,200 grant.

“A grant of $18,000 will assist Mount Austin High School to develop parent partnerships with the involvement of 150 students.

“Kooringal High School will use a grant of $8000 to improve literacy and numeracy skills for Indigenous students and Tolland Public School will use their grant of $5500 to host an Indigenous Awards Night later this year.”

Mrs Hull said further information on the program and other Indigenous Education Programs can be found at www.dest.gov.au/schools/indigenous/iet_2005_2008.htm.

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For further information contact Katie Brunskill on 02 6921 4600 or 0428 214 600.