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1 Meeting the schooling needs of Queenslands growing population Presentation to Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland and other Key Stakeholders Queensland Catholic Education Commission Wednesday 5 MARCH 2014, Parliamentary Annex

2 WELCOME Emeritus Professor Peter Sheehan AO Independent Chair - QCEC Queensland Catholic Education Commission

3 Mike Byrne Executive Director - QCEC Queensland Catholic Education Commission

4 Queenslands population is projected to grow by around 2 million across the two decades 2011-2031

5 Enrolments in all Queensland schools will increase by about 260,000 students or 35% to reach almost 1 million by 2031 Queensland Catholic Education Commission Predicted Enrolments in QLD Schools

6 More than 100 new schools required across Queensland by 2031 100+ Queensland Catholic Education Commission

7 17 High Growth Areas in QLD Queensland Catholic Education Commission SEQ

8 There are currently 296 Catholic schools educating 143,000 or almost 1 in 5 Queensland students 296 Queensland Catholic Education Commission

9 The Catholic sector does not seek to grow its share of enrolments, but maintain the capacity to provide a Catholic education for a similar proportion of families currently seeking it Queensland Catholic Education Commission

10 Projected additional number of students seeking a Catholic education 2011 – 2031 Queensland Catholic Education Commission

11 While some growth will be absorbed by existing schools, it is estimated that at least 40 new Catholic schools will need to be developed by 2031 to meet this demand 40 new Catholic schools required Queensland Catholic Education Commission

12 Catholic education authorities currently have plans to build just 27 new schools, prioritising high growth areas of the State Shortfall of approx 13 new schools 27 new Catholic schools currently planned Queensland Catholic Education Commission

13 A HUGE CHALLENGE Queensland Catholic Education Commission THIS SHORTFALL PRESENTS

14 Pam Betts Member QCEC Executive Director, Catholic Education Archdiocese of Brisbane Queensland Catholic Education Commission

15 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOVERNMENT Queensland Catholic Education Commission

16 The College was conceived, planned and fully constructed in a ten year period from 2002 at a total cost of almost $33m State Government: $19, 965, 792 Australian Government: $ 7, 764, 639 School Funded: $5, 078, 412 EXAMPLE – Assisi College, Upper Coomera A master planned P-12 College catering for more than 1,300 students in a high growth corridor

17 Queensland Catholic Education Commission Catholic community purchased land Stage 1 total cost $6,602,382 State Government Funding $6,119,035 (Building our Future Schools Fund) EXAMPLE – St Brigids Catholic Primary School, Emerald Stage 1 of St Brigids, Emerald opened this year with around 85 students St Brigids is master planned to be a 3 stream school with capacity to grow to 500 students

18 Working in Partnership with Government Queensland Catholic Education Commission While the Catholic community contributes significant funding making new Catholic schools cost-effective for taxpayers, they cannot be developed without State government support

19 Split timetables and shared ovals Building strong partnerships with local contractors Inner city high-rise Innovative solutions Queensland Catholic Education Commission Power-saving and environmentally sustainable features Working in Partnership with Government

20 Key areas for ongoing partnership development: Local government infrastructure costs can be prohibitive. We believe legislative progress is being made to achieve fair outcomes for education providers Sourcing and purchasing suitable land. The work of the QLD Schools Planning Commission to develop detailed demand mapping has greatly assisted us Working in Partnership with Government Queensland Catholic Education Commission State Government grants such as Building our Future Schools Fund are vital and should be guaranteed and increased into the future to match growing demand

21 THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF WORK HAPPENING, BUT A BIG CHALLENGE AHEAD Queensland Catholic Education Commission

22 The Honourable John-Paul Langbroek Minister for Education, Training and Employment Queensland Catholic Education Commission

23 Mike Byrne Executive Director - QCEC Queensland Catholic Education Commission

24 THANK YOU Queensland Catholic Education Commission


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