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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3421..


(a) primary schools;

(b) high schools; and

(c) colleges.

(4) How much was recovered from the NSW Government for providing schooling in ACT Government schools in each of 2001-02 and 2002-03.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) As of the August 2003 census, there were 1,523 students living in NSW and attending Government schools in the ACT.

(2) Of the 1,523 students living in NSW and attending Government schools in the ACT:

(a) 574 were in primary schools;

(b) 590 were in high schools; and

(c) 359 were in colleges.

(3) The marginal cost of providing schooling to NSW students attending ACT Government schools depends on the school. The marginal teaching cost (the bulk of any additional costs) of these students is:

(a) $1.5 million in primary schools

(b) $2.3 million in high schools

(c) $1.5 million in secondary colleges

(4) The ACT does not recover any funds directly from the NSW Government for these students. Adjustments are made in the Commonwealth Grants Commission's methodologies however for the number of cross-border students studying in ACT schools. The untied grants received by the Territory from the Commonwealth are adjusted to acknowledge the provision of education to these students.

Woden School

(Question No 846)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on

20 August 2003:

In relation to the Woden School:

(1) What level of security is in place at the Woden School to ensure that students do not leave the school grounds unaccompanied;

(2) If a student is able to leave the school grounds unaccompanied, are the staff required to contact the student's parents;

(3) Are staff able to confiscate student's belongings if students are not cooperative with staff requests.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:


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