Students in Bonner will benefit from the Morrison Government’s record $5.4 billion funding for schools in Queensland next year, up from $5.1 billion in 2021.
Funding for Queensland schools has almost doubled since the Morrison Government came to office, and is locked in to grow a further 38 per cent between now and 2029.
Government schools in Queensland will see the biggest increase, from $1.7 billion in 2018 to $2.9 billion in 2029.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Government’s record investment in Queensland schools was an investment in their future.
“We’re giving kids in Bonner the best possible chance to get the best education and reach their full potential,” Mr Vasta said.
“We have many highly regarded schools in Bonner, filled with hard-working dedicated teachers and the Government is backing them, so they can focus on giving their students the best education.
“Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Citipointe Christian College in Carindale, who will benefit from this funding. This school is reknowned for its facilities, passionate teachers and vibrant school community.
“It was fantastic to catch up with college Principal Pastor Brian Mulheran to hear of the opportunities that are being presented to students to aid their development and how this funding will assist.”
Citipointe Christian College Principal Pastor Brian Mulheran said, “As a member of Associated Christian Schools, the College welcomes the Government’s funding to strengthen education.”
“The funding by the Government continues to support the democratic nature of our society to grant parental choice for educating their children,” Pastor Mulheran said.
“Increased funding is required by schools as needs increase. Needs such as student well-being which is vital to improve educational outcomes.”
Minister for Education and Youth Hon Alan Tudge MP said, “Locking in record funding means states, territories and schools can now focus on lifting standards.”
The National Curriculum is also under review, with the independent body ACARA currently seeking public feedback on draft proposed changes.