Achievements

Achievements

  • Establishing and maintaining constructive working relationships with all major stakeholders who have influence and decision making authority in the education of children in Catholic schools
  • Increased recurrent funding. The Commonwealth now provides approximately 58% of funding to our schools and the Queensland government 21%. All Catholic schools now come under a group funding formula which distributes Commonwealth funds on a Diocesan needs basis.
  • Increased capital funding for new schools and the refurbishment of existing schools.
  • Funding for small infrastructure projects in each Catholic school.
  • Subsidy for transport for students in country areas to attend the school of their choice.
  • Assistance to parents in isolated areas with secondary education for their children. 
  • Funding for the education of children with special needs and for students with disabilities. 
  • Cooler schools programs to assist schools with air conditioning and other cooling methods. 
  • Parent representation at the diocesan, state and national Catholic education level. 
  • Regular meetings with state and federal education ministers and senior departmental officials. 
  • Direct input into the state curriculum , assessment and reporting authorities. 
  • Submissions to, and appearances before, state and federal education inquiries. 
  • Special purpose programs providing assistance for literacy and numeracy and rural isolation. 
  • Promotion of authentic school partnerships in state and national reform agenda and the development of authentic parent partnerships in schools. 
  • Support for Safe Travel to School program. 
  • Support for the hospital schools at the Royal Brisbane and the Mater Children's’ Hospitals and special units throughout the State. 
  • Formation of a joint parent body (QJPC) representing all parents/carers in the state to negotiate with the state government. 
  • Development of parenting education programs in schools. 
  • Conduct of forums on contemporary educational issues.

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