Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Lismore MP Thomas George today met with students at Lismore Public School who will benefit from the $224 million Quality Teaching, Successful Students package.

The major NSW Government investment, which will enable more than 1,000 of the best teachers to mentor and coach other teachers, is currently being rolled-out across the State.

“It’s great to see schools like Lismore Public School using this resource to improve the skills of teachers and, in turn, improve learning opportunities for students,” Mr Piccoli said.

The package enables selected teachers to:

“Experienced teachers have knowledge and skills that are even more valuable when they are shared with their colleagues,” Mr Piccoli said.

“At Lismore Public School, teachers are being given release time to observe the techniques used by skilled teachers in the classroom.”

Mr George said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government reforms like Local Schools, Local Decisions and Quality Teaching, Successful Students placed schools at the centre of decision-making.

“Principals ¬– who are best placed to make decisions about their schools – will determine how to use this new staffing resource,” Mr George said.

“This school is a prime example of how initiatives made possible by the NSW Government are having a positive impact on educational outcomes for students.”

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.