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GCC - National Partnerships

The Smarter Schools National Partnership is a joint initiative of the Australian Government, the Queensland Government and Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ),

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has identified the achievement of the following five high-level outcomes as key to boosting Australia’s participation and productivity:

  1. all children are engaged in and benefitting from schooling;
  2. young people are meeting basic literacy and numeracy standards, and overall levels of literacy and numeracy achievement are improving;
  3. schooling promotes social inclusion and reduces the educational disadvantage of children, especially Indigenous children;
  4. Australian students excel by international standards; and
  5. young people make a successful transition from school to work and further study.

To help achieve these outcomes COAG has agreed to implement three Smarter Schools National Partnerships for:

  • Low Socio-Economic Status School Communities
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Improving Teacher Quality

Gulf Christian College has become a target school for Literacy and Numeracy as well as being eligible for the National Partnership for Low Socio-Economic School Communities.

GCC will be concentrating on achieving the high level outcomes through 3 main REFORM areas:

  1. school operational initiatives which encourage innovation and flexibility;
  2. providing innovative and tailored learning opportunities;
  3. external partnerships with parents, other schools, businesses and communities and the provision of access to extended services.