23 June 2017 –
It is vital that our youngest students get the best start to their education. As part of the 2017-18 Budget’s boost to Prep learning, the Palaszczuk Government will invest $24.8 million over four years to provide an extra 4,000 teacher aide hours per week – effectively delivering a teacher-aide for every state school Prep classroom from next year.
We know that participation in Prep improves a child’s educational outcomes. More Prep teacher aides will support our students to get the most out of their first year of full-time schooling. Teacher aides play a valuable role assisting teachers by developing resources, supporting students’ learning, and helping with practical duties in the classroom.