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Gundagai High School

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Location: Riverina, NSW

Gundagai High School, a comprehensive secondary school in the Cootamundra network, has an enrolment of 206 students in 2017. About 6 per cent of our students are Aboriginal students and 2 per cent are from non-English speaking backgrounds. The school also has a multi categorical class.

How has your school used its Gonski funding?

Gundagai High School has received more than $1,200,000 in Gonski funding, including about $414,000 in 2016. The funding has been used to upgrade the school's technology, including the installation of interactive whiteboards in most teaching and learning spaces and an audio visual package in the school's Multi Purpose Centre (MPC). The funding has also been used to establish a Boys and Girls Program, a Futures Program, as well as our Learning for Success initiative which centres on explicit teaching practices that structure learning experiences which help to build higher order thinking and critical thinking skills.

How has Gonski made a positive difference for students?

Gonski funding has given the school greater flexibility in developing programs that cater for the individual learning needs of our students, as well as addressing student engagement, wellbeing and attainment.

What could your school do with Gonski funding in the future?

Full Gonski funding would enable Gundagai High School to build on progress since 2014, expanding individual student support, building teacher capacity through more professional learning, as well as enabling a BYOD learning environment.

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