This year National Gonski Week is being held between October 26 and November 1. It’s time to celebrate how Gonski is expanding educational opportunity and changing lives. In the ACT Gonski-based Student Resource Allocation funding will begin in 2016, while Gonski funding is already improving literacy and tackling disadvantage in states like NSW and South Australia.
With a new Prime Minister we also have a chance to convince the Federal Coalition to commit to the full delivery of Gonski funding over the full 6 years of the Gonski Agreements.
Here's how you can get involved in 2015 Gonski Week...
Gonski Breakfast at Lanyon High School
Special guest: Senator Katy Gallagher
8am - 9am, Friday October 30
Lanyon High School, Heidelberg St, Conder
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On World Teachers' Day, join us and special guest, Senator for the ACT, Katy Gallagher, at Lanyon High School to celebrate how needs-based funding is changing the lives of young people in the Canberra community. Find out more and rsvp >>>
2015 Gonski Week Celebration at Karabar High School
Special guest: Mr Gary Zadkovich, Deputy President, New South Wales Teachers Federation
6pm - 7:30pm, October 30, 2015
Karabah High School, Donald Rd, Queanbeyan
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NSW is the state which has fully implemented Gonski right from the start. Schools in Queanbeyan are some of the biggest beneficiaries of Gonski in our community. Come along and hear about how Gonski is changing lives. Find out more and rsvp >>>
Make the Call to Malcolm
Let Malcolm Turnbull know he must give a Gonski by committing to deliver the final two thirds of additional funding after the next election. We need supporters across the country to ring Malcolm Turnbull's office and leave a message for him about why he must deliver Gonski in full. Register now and the I Give A Gonski team will contact you in the week before with the latest info and the best time to call.
Sign and Share our Gonski Petition
Sign our petition calling for the Federal Coalition not to abandon Gonski or our public schools. We know the Federal Government wants to abandon Gonski and we have to convince them to change course. But now the Coalition has gone one step further and is considering radical changes including ending the federal funding of all public schools. This is the opposite of what the Gonski Review said should happen.
Add your name to our petition calling for the Turnbull Government to deliver Gonski in full for every child and not to abandon public schools.
Sign Up Friends and Colleagues
Gonski Week is a great time to ask your family, friends and colleagues to register as Gonski supporters and this registration sheet makes it really easy. Download and print the registration sheet and sign up as many people as you can.