Three schools win awards for educational excellence
TWO Fraser Coast high schools and a primary school have received State Government awards for educational excellence.
The winners are:
- Aldridge State High School, for the program Integrating ICTs into manual arts, which receives the Remserv Showcase Award for Excellence in Innovation
- Sandy Strait State School, for the program Leap into Learning, which receives the Queensland University of Technology Showcase Award for Excellence in Leadership
- Urangan State High School, for the program U-Tech, which receives the Showcase Award for Excellence in Community or Industry Partnerships
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek congratulated the winners of the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools which recognised schools that were significantly improving learning outcomes for students.
"The quality of this year's submissions shows that Queensland state schools are continuing their efforts to provide innovative teaching and learning practices for our youngest citizens," he said.
This is the first stage of the awards program, which is followed by the selection of 21 regional finalists in July.
"Seven state award winners will be celebrated at the Showcase Awards Gala Dinner in October," Mr Langbroek said.
"Regional winners will each receive a $1000 development grant to boost their school's programs."
Mr Langbroek said state finalists would receive a further $5000 each in grants, with the winners receiving a further $20,000 in development grants.