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$45,850 for Paterson School Intervention Projects.



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6th October 2005

$45,850 FOR PATERSON SCHOOL $45,850 FOR PATERSON SCHOOL INTERVENTION PROJECTS INTERVENTION PROJECTS

The Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, today welcomed funding of $45,850 for 7 schools in the electorate, as part of the Australian Government’s Whole of School Intervention Strategy.

The Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, today welcomed funding of $45,850 for 7 schools in the electorate, as part of the Australian Government’s Whole of School Intervention Strategy.

The Strategy focuses on the implementation of creative approaches to improving the educational outcomes of Indigenous school students. The program encourages schools, Indigenous parents and communities to work together in partnership to improve Indigenous students’ attendance, literacy and numeracy skills, retention results.

The Strategy focuses on the implementation of creative approaches to improving the educational outcomes of Indigenous school students. The program encourages schools, Indigenous parents and communities to work together in partnership to improve Indigenous students’ attendance, literacy and numeracy skills, retention results.

The 7 schools that have been successful in obtaining funding are: The 7 schools that have been successful in obtaining funding are:

School School Project Project Funding Funding

Tanilba Bay Public School Literacy & Numeracy Project $5,926 Hunter River High School Mentoring Project $7,280

Beresfield Public School Small Steps Literacy & Numeracy Enhancement $6,050

Anna Bay Public School Literacy & Numerary Project $4,350 Nabiac Public School Literacy Support $5,280

Great Lakes College Forster Campus Transition Program $1,520

Forster Public School Attendance, Literacy & Numeracy Program $15,444

Total $45,850

“Our local schools are providing a range of innovative and valuable programs, that are aimed at improving the outcomes of students and I congratulate them all on their initiative and determination,” Mr Baldwin said.

Further information about the Whole of School Intervention Strategy and other Indigenous Education programs aimed at improving learning outcomes for Indigenous students can be found at www.dest.gov.au

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