Queensland students will return to school this week and I would like to take this opportunity to wish students, families, teachers and staff all the best for 2023.
I would also like to extend a warm welcome to our ‘Preppies’ for the start of their school journey.
The last few years have been difficult on students, their families and teachers. Everyone has done a fantastic job adapting to the challenges, and our teachers need a special thanks for their efforts in keeping students engaged during these difficult times.
Queensland’s students and teachers deserve to be fully supported so students have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Last year it was revealed that the Palaszczuk Government is failing students and losing control of education with declining educational outcomes, declining school attendance rates and increasing reports of assaults on teachers and school staff.
Not a single educational outcome target was achieved across reading, writing and numeracy, through years 3, 5, 7, and 9 as shown in the State Budget.
The Palaszczuk Government have failed to provide a comprehensive strategy to lift educational outcomes and improve attendance rates.
The Palaszczuk Government must do better.
Queensland students, parents and teachers deserve more.