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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (2 April) . . Page.. 1842..


Education and Training, Department—programs

(Question No 85)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 26 February 2009:

Can the Minister provide copies of all feedback received on the Department of Education and Training programs conducted at (a) Birrigai and (b) Jerrabomberra wetlands for the years (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(a) Birrigai at Tidbinbilla

(i) In 2006 there were 100 school visits bringing 5815 students to the centre.

(ii) In 2007 there were 98 school visits bringing 5590 students to the centre.

(iii) In 2008 there were 86 school visits bringing 4898 students to the centre.

(b) Jerrabomberra Wetlands

(i) In 2006 there were 47 school visits bringing 1799 students to the Wetlands.

(ii) In 2007 there were 82 schools visits bringing 3173 students to the Wetlands.

(iii) In 2008 there were 64 school visits bringing 2391 students to the Wetlands.

Following visits, schools are asked to evaluate their experience across a range of categories including pre-visit information, visit content, learning, enjoyment, age appropriateness, equipment/materials and facilities. The results are not collated into a reporting format, however are used by staff to reflect on the services provided and assist with the program review process. In general, there is a strong level of satisfaction for the programs conducted at both sites.

Narrabundah primary school

(Question No 86)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 26 February 2009:

(1) Can the Minister provide a copy of all feedback received from the Indigenous community who previously sent their children to Narrabundah Primary School, concerning the school's change from K-6 to P-2.

(2) If no feedback has been received, has any been sought.

(3) What feedback has the ACT Government received from parents and families whose children were enrolled in kindergarten or year 1 at Narrabundah Primary School last year but who are not enrolled in the Narrabundah Early Childhood School this year.

(4) Can the Minister provide enrolment information for those students who have moved from the Narrabundah school.


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