Member for Lismore Thomas George said that local schools and students would benefit from the NSW Government’s new Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2017-2020.

Mr George said the $340 million investment in quality teaching by the NSW Government will help to ensure students have the essential literacy and numeracy skills they need to succeed at school and later in life.

“The skills of reading, writing and numeracy are crucial – particularly in the first few years of school. Everything a student achieves in school depends on a solid foundation in these skills,” Mr George said.

The NSW Literacy and Numeracy Strategy will focus on areas including:

The following local schools are set to benefit from targeted assistance:

Murwillumbah East Public School
Tyalgum Public School
Chillingham Public School

“The support is targeted at helping those schools which face additional challenges to ensure students are on track for success,” Mr George said.

“The initiative will help students of all abilities to develop better literacy and numeracy skills which continue to be so important to success in work and future studies.

“Parents can expect more regular information about their children’s progress, and teachers will be better able to identify areas needing improvement.”

For further information on the strategy, visit

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:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.