More funding for school chaplains

The Turnbull Government has backed school chaplains with hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding as part of the 2018-19 Federal Budget. The Turnbull Government has announced its ongoing support of the National School Chaplaincy Programme, which provides vital pastoral care services to thousands of students and school communities across Australia. Federal Member for…

Gonski review to drive better outcomes

The Turnbull Government has released a landmark report into Australia’s school system that outlines a clear plan to ensure every school student; including those in Forde have the opportunities they need to succeed. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said he welcomed the Turnbull Government’s in-principle support for all recommendations of the Review…

STEM Centre gets a boost with $10,000

Loganlea State High School’s new state of the art STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre has been given a much needed funding boost through the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the school received a funding grant of $10,000 under Round 3 of the Stronger Communities…

Grant keeping Shailer Park kids cool

Shailer Park State High School’s performing arts students will be able to stay cool thanks to the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said the school received a grant of $5525 under Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme. “Shailer Park high’s P&C team did a great job…

Grant supporting Beenleigh SHS catering students

The Turnbull Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is driving improvements across the Forde region, with Beenleigh State High School receiving a grant to help purchase new hospitality and catering equipment. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said Beenleigh State High School received a $5000 grant under Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme. “The…

Language program for pre-schoolers

Around 1000 children at 31 preschools in the electorate of Forde will be given the opportunity to learn a second language this year thanks to the Turnbull Government’s Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said it was encouraging to see to see so many local preschools taking…