ROBYN LAMBLEY - MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
Education Minister Robyn Lambley has welcomed delegates attending the 66th Australian Council of State School Organisations national conference in Darwin.
Mrs Lambley said the peak parents organisation plays a key role in promoting schooling and highlighting the importance of a comprehensive education.
“I congratulate all delegates on their commitment to public education and student learning,” Mrs Lambley said.
“I admire and welcome the commitment of parents and volunteers in ensuring strong representation of issues to Government.
“A significant number of studies have shown that students who succeed in school are almost always supported by their families.
“There has been a global shift towards parent-school or school-community partnerships to improve educational outcomes, particularly those from disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds.”
Addressing the ACCSO conference, Mrs Lambley emphasised the importance of students learning an Asian language and immersing in Asian cultures.
“I hope the Federal Government’s Asian Century White Paper will re-define the approach to Asian languages across the country,” she said.
ACSSO was formed in 1947 and comprises six State and Territory peak government school organisations and membership networks.
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