EXCELLENT WORK: Year five Port Curtis Road State School Georgia Horsepool, is celebrating this remarkable achievement on the recent Year Five Naplan Reading Test.
EXCELLENT WORK: Year five Port Curtis Road State School Georgia Horsepool, is celebrating this remarkable achievement on the recent Year Five Naplan Reading Test. Contributed

Rockhampton High funds rise, others schools go backwards

ROCKHAMPTON State High School is expected to receive about an extra $300,000 next year under a State Government program to improve literary and numeracy in schools.

This year the school received $134,220 under the Great Results Guarantee program and the government expects the school will be injected with $430,570 next year, which is the biggest increase in the region.

However, other schools, including Allenstown State School, have missed out on extra funding. Allenstown has gone backwards in funding, going from $314,560 in funding this year to just an expected $210,955 next year.

Rockhampton North Special School will get less than $1000 extra while Coowonga State School will see no change from the $5000 it received this year.

The Great Results Guarantee is part of the Queensland Government's push to get the state's students to be among the top performers in literacy and numeracy in Australia by 2020.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the investment was part of the Federal Government's $794 million initiative for a fairer funding agreement.

"Queensland is the only state or territory in Australia that is giving every single cent of this funding directly to schools," Mr Langbroek said.

"It has already empowered schools to put in place effective programs that drive lasting improvements."



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