Students and families in the Mulgrave area will benefit from Labor’s policy for 2,500 extra teachers for Queensland Schools.
Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the new policy announcement meant 16 high schools across the region would receive an additional experienced teacher including Bentley Park College, Innisfail State College, Gordonvale High and Yarrabah State School.
In Mulgrave, primary schools like Goondi State School and Gordonvale State School would be targeted for extra teaching resources in 2016. All state primary and secondary schools would be eligible to benefit in 2017 and 2018.
“This policy goes over and above what is forecast as part of population growth,” Mr Pitt said.
“Across Queensland, there are now 520 fewer teachers in Queensland’s state schools after the Newman Government’s cuts.
“This policy will help Labor increase the number of teachers and help start reversing the LNP’s callous cuts.”
Mr Pitt said the difference between the political parties on class sizes was clear.
“Over three years Labor will employ 50% more new teachers than the LNP and will reduce class sizes,” he said.
“Nothing is more valuable than a good education because a good education gives you the best chance at getting a job.”
• Goondi State School
• Gordonvale State School
• Bentley Park College
• Gordonvale State High School
• Innisfail State College
• Yarrabah State School