Funding for Moranbah teacher training
MORE than 1000 Moranbah students will benefit from a new teacher training program about best practice numeracy lessons, thanks to Arrow Energy funding.
Perfecting the art of teaching numeracy is being delivered by a numeracy specialist to help build teachers' expertise at both Moranbah East State School and Moranbah State School.
"Numeracy is a fundamental component of learning across all areas of the curriculum," Moranbah East State School principal Raylee Davies said.
"It's about students having the capacity to use mathematics to interpret information or to solve practical problems in everyday life situations.
"We'll use this funding to bring experts to our school community for tailored professional development workshops for key staff.
"It will ensure current best-practice teaching for Moranbah students."
Arrow is supporting the program through its Brighter Futures community investment program.
"Arrow has supported this program because of the opportunity it offers to school children in Moranbah," Arrow vice-president external relations and tenure management Leisa Elder said.
"Arrow strongly supports community-based programs that deliver sustainable education benefits.
"This program will have a far-reaching positive impact in Moranbah."
Ms Davies said the benefits would flow to parents.
"As part of the program, we'd like to support our parents and build their knowledge and skills in current numeracy practices," Ms Davies said.
"Our goal is to improve parent, student and staff knowledge and understanding of current numeracy practices so they can apply it to everyday life.
"All young people need high levels of numeracy to succeed in their future endeavours.
"Taking this holistic approach and ensuring teachers and parents are equipped with the right skills will go a long way in supporting our students."
OTHER GROUPS SUPPORTED
Other Bowen Basin groups supported by Arrow's Brighter Futures program in the latest funding round are:
Middlemount Rodeo Association
Blackwater State High School
Central Highlands Development Corporation
Isaac Regional Council
Hornery Trading Group
Fitzroy Partnership for River Health (hosted by Fitzroy Basin Association)