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    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Further locations announced for new Centres for Learning and Wellbeing

    Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Further locations announced for new Centres for Learning and Wellbeing

    Education Minister Grace Grace today announced Emerald and Atherton as the locations for the Palaszczuk Government’s two remaining Centres for Learning and Wellbeing.

    “The Centres are a key part of our more than $100 million rural and remote strategy for schools, which I was pleased to launch in Mount Isa last week,” Ms Grace said.

    “We know that schools and teachers in rural and remote areas face unique challenges and that’s why we are investing $31.1 million over four years to deliver four regional Centres of Learning and Wellbeing.

    “These centres will provide on-the-ground support for teachers, principals and families in rural and remote communities.

    “We’ve already announced centres for North Queensland in Mount Isa and for the Darling Downs South West region in Roma.

    “Today, I am so pleased to announce that our two remaining centres will be in Atherton in Far North Queensland and Emerald in Central Queensland.”

    Assistant Minister and Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga welcomed the additional support for regional communities. 

    “I know the Centre for Learning and Wellbeing will be a welcome addition for schools in rural and remote locations in Central Queensland region,” she said.

    “Teachers and principals will be able to access coaching and professional development, both face-to-face and through virtual delivery.

    “These Centres will also offer links to support services so that our teachers, students and families can access the assistance they need to grow and prosper.

    “I look forward to visiting the Centre in Emerald with the Minister when it opens next year.”

    Recruitment for the lead principal positions at Atherton and Emerald will commence soon. The Centres will open during 2019.

    For more information, visit: http://education.qld.gov.au/ruralandremote/

    Media contact: Emma Clarey – 0439 578 472