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22 October 2011

Goodna State School is top of the class

Minister for Education and Industrial Relations

The Honourable Cameron Dick

21/10/2011

Goodna State School is top of the class

Education Minister Cameron Dick congratulated Goodna State School on its success in the 2011 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools tonight.

"The Showcase Awards for Excellence are Education Queensland's premier event celebrating excellence in state schools," Mr Dick said.

Member for Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller said Goodna State School was raising the bar in education standards.

"Goodna State School's program Moving on up - nothing's going to stop us now! received the Queensland University of Technology Showcase Award for Excellence in Leadership at the gala dinner," Ms Miller said.

"Goodna State School identified a need to change the culture within their school to focus on excellence and academic performance.

"In order to achieve improved learning outcomes, the program increased the capacity of all members of the school community, including staff and parents, to deliver their goal."

Mr Dick said winners of the Showcase Awards were recognised for programs that significantly improved student learning outcomes.

The 24 state finalists were announced this evening at the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools Gala Dinner at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The eight state winners each receive another $20,000 in development grants to add to the $5000 for being a finalist.

A full list of winners is available on the Showcase Awards website at
http://education.qld.gov.au/community/events/showcase/2011/index.html

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