Fraser Coast schools excel at Showcase Awards

TWO Fraser Coast schools have taken home top awards at the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.

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Urangan State High School was awarded the QSuper Showcase Award for Excellence in Secondary Schools at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre last night.

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Tinana State School picked up the TUH Health Fund Showcase Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education.

The Showcase Awards recognise and celebrate the great work done by educators – ensuring students at Queensland state schools receive a world-class education.

Education Minister Grace Grace said the number of high-quality entries reflect the hard work, dedication and expertise of Queensland school staff.

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Urangan State High School’s ‘CAPIP – time for the right work’ program used teaching teams to achieve results in the classroom.

Teams participate in twice-weekly collaboration sessions where they pre-moderate the curriculum and assess student work together.

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Hervey Bay MP Adrian Tantari said the approach benefitted both students and teachers.

Meanwhile, Tinana State School’s ‘Everyone’s welcome in the room – whatever it takes’ program helps ensure students have access to teaching strategies tailored for their educational needs.

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Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders the Tinana had a strong philosophy of inclusive education.

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“Results have been encouraging with a 15 per cent increase in students receiving a C or better in English, a 10 per cent improvement in mathematics from 2017 to 2021, a decrease in the number of student disciplinary absences, and an increase in parental collaboration,” Mr Saunders said.

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