I’m committed to ensuring that all young people have access to a quality education no matter their circumstances. This includes making sure our schools are properly funded and our teachers well supported.
We’re lucky to have some of the best schools and teachers anywhere in the country right here in our community. Whenever I visit a school it’s clear to see the dedication and passion of our teachers.
As this school year comes to a close this month, almost 30,000 students in primary and high school will finish their studies ready for the summer holidays.
This includes 1,500 grade 12 students who will be doing their final exams and completing their last year of school.
This is a major milestone for our young people and their parents who have worked hard for this achievement.
There are many pathways available for graduating students which include undertaking further study at TAFE or University, entering the workforce or spending some time travelling abroad.
Whatever the case, I send my congratulations to all graduating students and wish them the very best on the journey ahead.
I’m fortunate to meet many students not only by visiting schools in our community, but also when year 6 students make the trip to Parliament House in Canberra.
This year schools from every corner of our community have visited the nation’s capital to learn more about democracy and law making in our country.
There is also financial assistance available through the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) initiative for students in Years 4 to 12 to travel to Canberra. More information for schools and parents is available through their website www.pacer.org.au.
As always, if there is anything I can ever help with, please contact my office on 3879 6440 or send me an email at [email protected]