Burleigh young musicians receive boost from Government school music program

24 Jul 2014 9:35 AMMichael Hart



Burleigh young musicians receive boost from Government school music program

State school students will have access to new music instruments and more music teachers after the Queensland Government announced more than $2.46 million in funding for secondary school music education.


Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP said the additional funding would benefit the instrumental program at Miami State High School.


Mr Hart said Miami State High was one of more than 225 state schools with secondary music programs to share in an additional $1 million to buy more instruments and equipment.


“The additional funding will help cater for the move of Year 7 into secondary school in 2015 and ensure students have access to the instruments and expertise they need,” he said.


“I look forward to continuing to see Miami students excel in the instrumental program.”


“With an additional $5364, this is a great win for Burleigh the school.”


Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said from 2015, Year 4 students will be able to study woodwind, brass and percussion instruments at school for the first time, a year earlier than the current Year 5 starting point.


“This additional funding will help students to develop their music skills across a range of instruments earlier and help schools to maintain quality bands,” Mr Langbroek said.


“The Queensland Government will also employ an additional 16.7 fulltime equivalent instrumental music teachers across Queensland.”


[ENDS] 24 July 2014


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South East region


1.         Alexandra Hills State High School

2.         Beaudesert State High School

3.         Beenleigh State High School

4.         Benowa State High School

5.         Boonah State High School

6.         Browns Plains State High School

7.         Capalaba State College

8.         Cleveland District State High School

9.         Coombabah State High School

10.       Elanora State High School

11.       Flagstone State Community College

12.       Helensvale State High School

13.       Keebra Park State High School

14.       Kingston College

15.       Loganlea State High School

16.       Mabel Park State High School

17.       Marsden State High School

18.       Merrimac State High School

19.       Miami State High School

20.       Nerang State High School

21.       Ormeau Woods State High School

22.       Pacific Pines State High School

23.       Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School

24.       Park Ridge State High School

25.       Pimpama State Secondary College

26.       Robina State High School

27.       Shailer Park State High School

28.       Southport State High School

29.       Springwood State High School

30.       Tamborine Mountain State High School

31.       Upper Coomera State College

32.       Varsity College

33.       Victoria Point State High School

34.       Wellington Point State High School

35.       Windaroo Valley State High School

36.       Woodridge State High School





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