Year 11 and 12 enrolments on the rise
THE Tasmanian State Government has reaffirmed its long term plan for education, which includes extending high schools to years 11 and 12.
With the State budget “back on track”, Premier Will Hodgman said the Government would continue investing in education to break the cycle of disadvantage and create a job ready generation of young Tasmanians.
“We are sending a clear message to the Tasmanian community that school doesn’t end in Year 10,” he said.
“From 2018, there will be a total of
38 schools offering Years 11 and 12, far exceeding our commitment to extend 21 schools to Year 12 by 2018.”
“With students receiving as much as two years less education than their interstate peers, we know we can no longer do the same thing and expect a better result.”
Tasmanian minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said the recently released Report on Government Services showed an increase in the Year 10-12 Government Apparent Retention Rate for
2015 of 73.8 per cent compared with 70.1 per cent in 2014.
Federal minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the State Government’s agenda for Tasmania’s school system was built on evidence of what was working for schools in other States, and that it was already opening doors of opportunity for Tasmania’s students.
“It’s clear the extension of high schools to
“FROM 2018, THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 38 SCHOOLS OFFERING YEARS 11 AND 12, FAR EXCEEDING OUR COMMITMENT TO EXTEND 21 SCHOOLS TO YEAR 12 BY 2018.”
Year 12 shows Tasmania is working hard to ensure the state is driving evidence-based reforms, and the students I’ve met [today] are excited about the opportunities those changes offer,” Mr Birmingham said.