You may be aware that an Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education was announced on 2 March 2017 by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, and the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham.
Emeritus Professor John Halsey has been commissioned to conduct the review to examine the challenges faced by regional, rural and remote students regarding their learning outcomes. The review will identify and provide recommendations on innovative and evidence-based approaches to help these students succeed in school and in their transition to further study, training and employment.
The review is being conducted in consultation with key stakeholders including representatives from the education community, families, employer groups and the philanthropic sector.
Professor Halsey will be conducting community forums in Tasmania at the following locations and times:
· Queenstown on 25 September 1 pm to 3 pm
Location: Mountain Heights School – Student Centre
· Strahan on 25 September 7 pm to 8.30 pm
Location: Strahan Primary School
Professor Halsey is seeking to meet with key stakeholder groups in each of these locations that have experience and/or a role in influencing policies and outcomes for regional, rural and remote students. The forums will provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by these students, but more importantly, policies or initiatives that are having, or could have a positive impact on these students and communities.
Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to [email protected] by COB by Friday 22nd September 2017.
To support the review Professor Halsey has released a discussion paper based on nine themes:
• Curriculum and assessment
• Teachers and teaching
• Leaders and leadership
• School and community
• Information and communication technology
• Entrepreneurship and schools
• Improving access – enrolments, clusters, distance education and boarding
• Transitioning beyond school
If you have any questions please email the Secretariat at [email protected]
As an important stakeholder, we encourage and look forward to your participation.