North Brisbane education centre named Queensland’s best
A north Brisbane education centre has been named one of Queensland’s best at the prestigious Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools, Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard announced today.
Ms Linard said Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre was named joint winner for the QSuper Showcase Award for Excellence in the Senior Years.
“The Showcase Awards are the pinnacle of achievement for Queensland state schools and it is great to see a local education centre being recognised for their work,” she said.
“I’d like to congratulate all the staff at Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre for this well-deserved recognition for their Indigenous land management program, ‘Deadly Science’.
“Deadly Science has been designed to increase employment prospects and further learning opportunities for students
“This ongoing engagement in real-life learning has resulted in increased retention and completion rates. The unique learning-by-doing approach actively involves students in hands-on environmental studies in their own backyard.
“This award is an acknowledgement of the great work being done in our local schools as they continue to provide the best-possible education to students.”
Ms Linard said the award recognised schools that demonstrated positive outcomes and ongoing measurable improvement for Year 10 to 12 students.
“Teachers and school staff are doing amazing work in classrooms across Queensland and we have some of the best and brightest right here in north Brisbane,” she said.
“The Showcase Awards are an important way to recognise and encourage excellence in education.
“Each state award winner receives a $30,000 development grant in recognition of their outstanding work.
“I congratulate all those involved in delivering the Deadly Science program.”
For more information on the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools, including a full list of state award winners, visit http://education.qld.gov.au/community/events/showcase/2016