Wednesday, October 21, 2015

LIFT for local schools

SIX Derwent Valley schools will take part in an $18 million literacy and numeracy initiative announced by the State Government. Acting Education Minister Vanessa Goodwin said 80 schools would deliver the "Learning in Families Together" initiative.

"LIFT will help us to improve the educational outcomes of young Tasmanians in greatest need by encouraging greater cooperation than ever before between schools, students and their families," Dr Goodwin said.  "This is in line with the principles of Gonski; to lift education by targeting funding where it’s needed most."

The local schools involved are Fairview Primary School, Glenora District School, Molesworth Primary School, New Norfolk Primary School, Ouse District School and Westerway Primary School.

"The program will use multiple platforms to support parents and students and will include planned events, activities and other learning opportunities that promote better learning outcomes," Dr Goodwin said.

"The LIFT Framework is currently being developed by a Project Officer in consultation with the Reference Group to support schools to continue to build relationships and engage families. The Framework will align with both the Early Years Framework and the Australian Curriculum and allow for the flexibility required to meet the needs of individual schools," Dr Goodwin said.

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