Alternative Learning Centre
Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased up
to 70 students at the Coober Pedy Area School will be supported to complete their
studies through a new Alternative Learning Program jointly funded by the
Coalition Government’s and South Australian Government Indigenous Advancement
“This is a great initiative and will provide extra support
for students who have become disengaged from school to make the transition back
and hopefully complete their education,” he said.
“$374,476 has been allocated to help establish the
alternative learning program at Coober Pedy Area School.
“The school will provide one-on-one support and tailored
learning programs to disengaged students.
“In many cases students who re-enter the education system
and find themselves out of step with their peers can be disruptive and
adversely affect all students.
“This centre will ensure a qualified caseworker can support
students and their families, as well as provide one-off infrastructure funding
to develop a central hub for students and support staff.
“It will offer tailored literacy and numeracy support and
individualised learning support to help students to catch up to regular class
and it will go a long way to supporting teachers at Coober Pedy Area School to
continue to deliver high quality education.
“It is vitally important children are supported to thrive at
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion has joined
Mr Ramsey to commend the school on this initiative and its passion to engage
with students at risk of not attending or completing school.
“A good education is critical to any young person’s future,
which is why this government continues to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander children to complete their schooling,” Minister Scullion said.
“All levels of government must work together with schools,
communities, families, parents and students if we are to close the gap in
attendance. Projects like this demonstrate what we can achieve when we all work
together to help students in remote communities fulfil their potential”.
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633
Monday 18 December 2017