Summit opens for historic Education Accord

THE FUTURE of Queensland’s schooling and education will be at the centre of a historic meeting in Brisbane.

Hundreds of delegated from across the State will work to map out the future of kids education, setting out a 30 year plan.

Education Minister and Surfers MP John-Paul Langbroek said the Education Accord Summit would have a major impact on Queensland.


“Queensland’s future leaders, thinkers, employers and innovators will be going through our education system over the next three decades and we must have a vision for them,” Mr Langbroek said.

“We’re developing this Education Accord to determine priorities for schools and students for the next 30 years – a long term plan for educational improvement.

“The key people involved in the system across all school sectors – state, independent and Catholic will help chart this course.

“The summit reinforces the message that we all have a part to play and that we share a common goal of a high-quality education system.”

Mr Langbroek said he looked forward to hearing what delegates thought Queensland’s schools would look like in the decades to 2044.

“Discussion topics include the major trends affecting school education, how to drive improvement in schools, and how all Queenslanders can contribute to that improvement,” he said.

Cairns School of Distance Education P&C President Rachael Wynberg said the Education Accord was an unprecedented opportunity for all participants in education – parents, tutors and teachers alike – to have input into the long-term plan for Education in Queensland.

“As a Home Tutor and parent home-schooling in North Queensland, I am passionate about delivering quality education that is focused on the amazing individuals whom we are responsible for guiding through life,” Ms Wynberg said.

“I believe this can be achieved with a holistic approach to learning that helps each child reach their full potential by focusing on their individual passions and nurturing these talents.”

Premier Campbell Newman, Treasurer Tim Nicholls and Mr Langbroek will also address the summit.

The government began community consultation in May with an online survey open to all Queenslanders.