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(2) What is the number of the incidences of bullying in ACT public schools over the last three years.

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

(1) The ACT Department of Education and Training does not keep records of suspensions in ACT Catholic schools or ACT independent schools. The number of students suspended in ACT public primary schools, high schools and colleges over the last three years is presented in the table below.

PRIMARY SCHOOL SECTOR

NUMBER OF STUDENTS SUSPENDED

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS SUSPENDED

2007

229

1.37%

2008

206

0.92%

2009 (to date)

233

1.03%

HIGH SCHOOL SECTOR

NUMBER OF STUDENTS SUSPENDED

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS SUSPENDED

2007

732

9.56%

2008

573

5.84%

2009 (to date)

454

4.69%

COLLEGE SECTOR

NUMBER OF STUDENTS SUSPENDED

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS SUSPENDED

2007

74

1.42%

2008

59

1.07%

2009 (to date)

71

1.26%

Source: 2009 August School Census

A breakdown of the average duration of suspensions for ACT public schools in primary schools, high schools and colleges over the last three years is presented in the table below.

PRIMARY SCHOOL SECTOR

DURATION

2007

1.67 days

2008

1.71 days

2009 (to date)

1.63 days

HIGH SCHOOL SECTOR

DURATION

2007

1.81 days

2008

1.92 days

2009 (to date)

1.76 days

COLLEGE SECTOR

DURATION

2007

2.16 days

2008

2.03 days

2009 (to date)

1.76 days

(2) Individual bullying incidents are handled at a school level and therefore no record is kept within the Department.

Canberra Institute of Technology—teachers

(Question No 431)

Mr Doszpot asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 18 November 2009:


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