The Hon.

Michael Keenan MP

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FEDERAL MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING VISITS TUART HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

FEDERAL MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING VISITS TUART HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan has welcomed Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham to Tuart Hill Primary School to meet with staff and students and discuss various learning programmes. 

In June, the Turnbull Government passed significant education reforms to deliver real needs-based funding for local students to ensure that each and every student in Australia gets the support they need to set them up for the future.

Thanks to the new measures Tuart Hill Primary School will receive an extra $3,381,300 over 10 years, with per student funding increasing from $1,739 in 2017 to $3,384 in 2027. This will bring total Commonwealth funding for Tuart Hill Primary to $9,205,300 between 2018 and 2027.

Mr Keenan said this is an impressive amount and he looked forward to seeing the results in the classroom. 

“I know that each and every school in my electorate of Stirling only wants the best for their students – to make sure that every student is successful, and every teacher is effective,” Mr Keenan said.

“That is why the Turnbull Government has secured millions of dollars in real needs-based funding to provide local teachers and schools, including Tuart Hill Primary, with the support they need and resources they can use to focus on the programs that are best suited to their students.

“It has been a pleasure to have the Federal Minister for Education with me today to see first-hand the innovative and engaging learning programs that Stirling schools have to offer, and I am excited for the opportunities that this new needs-based funding will bring.”

Minister Birmingham said it is the biggest reform in school funding in the history of the Commonwealth.

“For the first time all schools and all students will receive Commonwealth funding which is nationally consistent, transparent and needs based, and we will ensure the students that need the most support get the most support,” Minister Birmingham said.

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