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.

Location: South Launceston

What Glen Dhu Primary School could do with Gonski funding in the future

  • Additional resourcing to support students in literacy and numeracy at all levels of the learning continuum.
  • Increased professional support from psychologists, speech therapists, language teachers and social workers.
  • Ability to be creative in resource allocation to allow all children to pursue their passion and interests e.g. specialist art/dance/drama teachers.

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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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