Qld Ed Dept moves plan forward

THE Queensland Government is looking for up to 20 high schools to begin taking Year 7 students two years ahead of schedule in a pilot program.

Year 7 will shift from primary school to high school in Queensland in 2015, but Premier Anna Bligh is seeking expressions of interest from high schools to begin in 2013.

“Many state schools have already indicated they wish to make the move earlier than 2015, and the opening of the expression of interest process today will allow them formally register their interest,” she said.

Education Minister Cameron Dick said interested schools should register with Education Queensland’s regional director by August 22, and selected schools would then be asked to make a submission.


Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

A Springsure local took to the road last Friday for a hay run.

Drought worst since 1995

Drought worst since 1995

Grazier James Speed believes the region should be drought declared.

Cancer survivor inspiring others

Cancer survivor inspiring others

Capella local is the face of Relay For Life after tough battle.

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