Pearce schools to receive boost to boys’ education
Posted on Friday, 20 January 2006
Three Pearce schools have been allocated funds through the Australian Government’s Success for Boys program, announced recently.
Lancelin Primary School, Narrogin Senior High School and York District High School are among 801 schools across Australia to receive grants in Round One of the Australian Government’s $19.4 million Success for Boys program. Lancelin Primary School has been granted $10,200, Narrogin Senior High School will receive $11,950 and York District High School was awarded $10,950 through the initiative.
Member for Pearce Judi Moylan said: “Success for Boys aims to support boys at risk of disengaging from school, and improve their learning outcomes.
“Teachers will be provided with high quality professional learning tools based on national and international research.”
Three key intervention areas of benefit to boys will be addressed by schools-
Giving boys opportunities to benefit from positive male role models and mentors; improving literacy teaching and assessment; and using information and communication technology (ICT) to engage boys in learning.
“It is imperative that nothing is done which undermines the important and necessary progress made in the last 20 years in the education of girls, however, the evidence is overwhelming that boys are falling behind in our education system,” she said.
Since 2003 the Government has committed over $27 million to improve boys’ educational and social outcomes.
Further information on Success for Boys and details of the successful schools are available at: http://www.successforboys.edu.au/