Success in winning $50,000 NAB Schools First Impact Award 2009
Katherine Group Schools was a winner in the inaugural NAB Schools First Impact Award 2009, recognised for their outstanding work in improving student outcomes through the Literacy Backpack Project, in partnership with Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for youth.Fountain for youth would like to congratulate Stuart Dwyer, Groups Schools Principal, Cath Meng the Project Officer who drives the Literacy Backpack Program and all Principals, teachers and families who work hard to make this program the great success it is.
The Schools First awards provided nationwide to primary and secondary schools and their community partners, recognised the partnerships’ direct impact on improved student outcomes, including greater engagement and increased attendance; improved literacy or numeracy; increased self-esteem; social, vocational or civic outcomes; global awareness and action.
Cath Meng will be given opportunity next year to present the project at workshops attended by other Territory schools who intend applying for 2010 awards
$5.2 million available in 2010 for school–community partnerships
In 2010, Schools First has $5.2 million to award to 108 school community partnerships.
If you would like to find out more about how your school can apply for a Schools First Award 2010, visit: www.schoolsfirst.edu.au.