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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2210..


(6) No additional teacher training was required as the teachers are all fully qualified. However, a range of professional learning activities have been provided, including two workshops for all teachers teaching these new programs this term and specific workshops run by the Languages Networks.

(7) All principals consulted within their clusters to ensure continuity of the language offered from primary to high school. They then made the decision which language would be offered in consultation with their staff, school community and school boards.

(8) The cost for the program is the cost of employing the teacher either part or full-time, depending on the number of classes and the teacher's load. This will vary from school to school. The cost of purchasing resources will also depend on the number of classes and the needs of the teacher.

(9) The ACT Government provided $300,000 over three years in the 2008-09 2nd Appropriation Bill, to support the introduction of the Government's new policy to introduce a languages program to all students from year 3 to year 8 by the end of 2010.

Schools—vandalism

(Question No 135)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 24 March 2009:

(1) How many incidences of vandalism, including graffiti vandalism, were reported by ACT schools in the 2008 school year, listed by school name.

(2) What was the cost, per school, of repairing the damage and cleaning caused by the vandalism reported in part (1).

(3) What security risk management measures were implemented by ACT schools to combat vandalism in the 2008 school year,

(4) How many requests for CCTV cameras had been made by ACT schools in the 2008 school year.

(5) How many CCTV cameras have been installed at ACT schools (a) in the 2008 school year and (b) in total.

(6) If no CCTV cameras have been installed at ACT schools for the periods outlined in part (5), why not

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

(1) The following vandalism incidents occurred during 2008:

Ainslie Primary School

0

Alfred Deakin

1

Aranda Primary

0


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