What has the school done with its Gonski funding?

Unfortunately, schools in Tasmania have not received their full Gonski funding due to a decision by the state government not to pass that funding directly on to schools, and to introduce its own cuts to schools budgets in 2015.

Despite this, the school has big plans for using their extra resources to benefit students.

Location: Ulverstone

What Ulverstone High School could do with Gonski funding in the future

  • Improve the student to teacher ratio and provide more student choice in options.
  • Provide more flexible learning options to cater for small groups of students at risk of not completing schooling.
  • Fully supporting our Primary School Transition Program which means a smooth transition for students joining our school.
  • Provide access to Information Technology for all students.

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It has a diverse student population of around 1,100, with a third of the school’s students in the two lowest SES quartiles. Indigenous students make up 6 per cent of the school population and a further 6 per cent of students are from non-English speaking backgrounds.
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