Gosford and Terrigal electorate public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald, said in 2017 Gosford electorate public schools will receive $2,777,252 in additional needs-based funding. “The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver additional school funding based on student need,” Mr MacDonald said.
“These extra resources go directly to our schools allowing principals to better meet the unique needs of their students and the school community. “Schools in the Gosford electorate will continue to employ additional teachers with expertise to assist students who need extra support in key learning areas like literacy and numeracy,” he added. Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, said his electorate would also be a big recipient of Gonski funding, with Terrigal electorate schools set to receive $1.3 million in Gonski funding. “I also have seen schools in the Terrigal electorate employ additional teachers with expertise to assist students who need extra support in key learning areas like literacy and numeracy,” he said.
The only non-Peninsula based, Gosford electorate, school to receive a local needs-based funding allocation is Narara Valley High School, which will receive $872,570, an increase of $242,967 in 2016. In the Terrigal electorate however, Erina High will receive $606,423, an increase of $159,017 in 2016; Kincumber High will receive $580,299, an increase of $148.281 in 2016; Terrigal Public will receive $436,721, an increase of $142,684 in 2016; Wamberal Public will receive $372.896, an increase of $119,124 in 2016; and, Woodport Public will receive $260,115, an increase of $78,598 in 2016. Since 2014 public schools across NSW have received $504 million in extra funding helped by the NSW Liberal and National Government’s signing up to the Gonski agreement.
Media release, Oct 21, 2016 Christopher Sullivan, Office of Scot MacDonald MLC Media release, Oct 20, 2016 Debra Wales, office of Adam Crouch