26 April 2018
Students at Southport State School are set to benefit from strengthened digital literacy skills, after a grant from the Turnbull Coalition Government.
Local MP Steven Ciobo said Southport State School will receive nearly $50,000 through the second round of the Digital Literacy School Grants Program.
“Equipping students with the skills in demand for the future is a priority for me, which is why the Turnbull Coalition Government is delivering nearly $50,000 to Southport State School for their exciting project,” Mr Ciobo said.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how this innovative project helps Southport State School grow students’ digital skills and spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
“This will be a valuable opportunity for students and teachers to create, collaborate and innovate, using digital technology activities in their classrooms.”
Southport State School is one of 60 schools across Australia to receive funding for their engaging project.
Southport State School Principal Mr Taylor Haley said the grant will be used to establish a culture of creativity and innovation.
“Our project falls in the year of the Commonwealth Games, so students will focus on creating digital solutions for ticketing, analysis of athlete statistics, promoting and advertising and creating and analysing information systems.”
“We have a new staff member who specialises in the STEM curriculum who will mentor and drive the upskilling of classroom teachers,” Mr Haley said.
The Turnbull Government is investing $4 million towards the Digital Literacy School Grants program to help school students improve their digital literacy and to boost their participation in STEM subjects.
For more information visit: www.education.gov.au/digital-literacy-school-grants