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My School results show big improvements at Karingal Primary

Ministers:

Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins
Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations

Karingal Primary School deserves to be congratulated for its outstanding results in literacy and numeracy, Parliamentary Secretary for School Education Senator Jacinta Collins said today.

Visiting the school, Senator Collins said new My School 2.0 data revealed significant improvements in outcomes for its lowest performing students.

Karingal Primary School is now ABOVE the national average for Year 5 reading – compared to 2008, when it was BELOW the national average.

“Students and teachers at Karingal are working hard, and are to be congratulated.” Senator Collins said.

In 2009 and 2010, the School received $140,000 under the Government’s Smarter SchoolsNational Partnership, to provide additional resources to help students improve their literacy and numeracy.

“In total, the Gillard Government is investing $64.9 billion in school education over four years, which is almost twice as much as what the coalition spent over the previous four,” Senator Collins said.

“The Gillard Government is proud to be making $540 million available over four years in the Literacy and Numeracy Partnership.”

As a direct result of this investment, aspiring school leaders at Karingal Primary School have access to professional learning programs and leadership coaches.

“Literacy and numeracy skills are so important; the staff and students at Karingal Primary deserve to be very proud of their achievements,” Senator Collins said.