$219 Million Boost For Students Who Need It Most

Baulkham Hills public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.

Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott said in 2017 local public schools will receive $1,403,431 in additional needs-based funding.

“The NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to deliver additional school funding based on student need,” Mr Elliott said.

“These extra resources go directly to our Baulkham Hills schools allowing principals to better meet the unique needs of their students and the school community.

“I have seen schools in the Baulkham Hills electorate employ additional teachers with expertise to assist students who need extra support in key learning areas like literacy and numeracy.”

In NSW public schools, needs-based funding is distributed under the Resource Allocation Model (RAM), which uses information about student need to deliver resources where they are needed most, consistent with the Gonski recommendations.

Examples of local needs-based funding allocations in the Baulkham Hills electorate include:

  • Baulkham Hills High School will receive $408,344, an increase of $141,988 in 2016
  • Baulkham Hills North Public School will receive $523,764, an increase of $115,808 in 2016
  • Crestwood High School will receive $507,501, an increase of $102,021 in 2016
  • Crestwood Public School will receive $496,001, an increase of $142,536 in 2016
  • Excelsior Public School will receive $415,743, an increase of $95,939 in 2016
  • Jasper Road Public School will receive $603,432, an increase of $107,291 in 2016
  • Matthew Pearce Public School will receive $826,740, an increase of $146,750 in 2016
  • Model Farms High School will receive $484,633, an increase of $104,930 in 2016
  • Muirfield High School will receive $463,549, an increase of $107,874 in 2016
  • Murray Farm Public School will receive $802,262, an increase of $155,649 in 2016
  • North Rocks Public School will receive $502,628, an increase of $182,645 in 2016

Since 2014 public schools across NSW have received $504 million in extra funding helped by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government signing up to the Gonski agreement.