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Students engaged and creating their future


Making sure all students have access to high quality learning opportunities is the key to success for each student and for Queensland. The diversity of our communities and schools is our biggest strength. Our schools are working every day with students to inspire them to explore their passions, harness their unique talents and fulfil their potential.

Teachers and school leaders are focused on lifting educational outcomes through evidence-based practice and by monitoring the progress of students. Tracking the achievements of students and giving feedback tailored to each individual’s learning will see every student and every school achieve growth every year.

Students and schools are operating in a changing and connected world that brings new demands. Student health and wellbeing is important for making sure each student is ready for learning and engaged in planning their learning pathways. Safe, supportive and inclusive school communities set students up to thrive in life and learning.

Preparing every student to move beyond the school gate and successfully transition to work or further study is everybody’s responsibility. Teachers, school leaders, students, parents and industry are partnering to make sure every student has a pathway to participation in the knowledge-based economy. A diverse curriculum, underpinned by literacy and numeracy is the key to setting students up for the changing world. We are supporting students to be digitally savvy, creative and critical thinkers, and active and informed citizens with intercultural competence.

Each year students achieve growth in their learning

We will achieve growth in students’ learning by:

  • focusing on the learning needs of each student and engaging parents and students in the planning of their learning
  • supporting student learning through early identification and intervention focused on achieving growth in learning each year
  • continuing to build the capability of teachers and school leaders to lead school improvement
  • engaging all students and challenging them to achieve at the highest level
  • engage, retain and re-engage young people in learning, building pathways to education, training and work
  • continuing to support students with disability to succeed by setting clear expectations, building teacher capability and partnering with parents
  • targeting strategies best suited to the learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • providing rural and remote children and students with contemporary, high quality learning opportunities using technology and collaborative experiences, and partnering with their communities.

Create jobs in a strong economy

Keep Queenslanders healthy

Keep communities safe

Our measures

  • literacy and numeracy achievement
  • student and parent engagement
  • learning days lost
  • retention
  • Year 12 certification
  • engagement in further education, training and employment 

Ready for their future

In 2017
More than

of Year 12 completers in Queensland state schools received either a Queensland Certificate of Education or a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement.

Indigenous gap is less than 1 percentage point in Queensland state school Year 12 certification.*

*Gap reduced from 29.2 percentage points in 2008.

Students need to be able to think like entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible, creative and global.

Professor Yong Zhao

All students are valued and their wellbeing nurtured

We will value students and nurture their wellbeing by:

  • seeking the views of students to inform responses to student wellbeing
  • promoting opportunities for schools and students to raise awareness of respectful relationships, and build student resilience
  • supporting inclusive school environments that value and promote diversity, and focus on student wellbeing and its connection to learning
  • building the capability of our staff and school communities to respond to the mental health needs of students
  • collaborating with other government agencies and community organisations to maximise young people’s opportunities to learn
  • continuing to support schools’ participation in anti-bullying and cybersafety initiatives.

Creative, connected and engaged learners for the future

We will develop creative, connected and engaged learners by:

  • providing opportunities for real world experiences to help students develop their skills in problem solving, creative thinking, collaborative learning and co-design
  • implementing the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies in all schools
  • providing learning opportunities for all students, no matter their location, to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including coding and robotics
  • developing students’ global mindset and ability to communicate across languages and cultures
  • implementing new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance systems
  • identifying post-school pathways that support every student to transition successfully to further study and work.
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Last updated
22 January 2019