On 2 March 2017, the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced the appointment of Emeritus Professor John Halsey to lead the review.
Professor Halsey commenced his career as a teacher and was a principal of two schools in South Australia. He has extensive knowledge and experience in rural and remote education and is passionate about the sustainability of rural schools and communities.
The review will consider the educational outcomes of regional, rural and remote students and recommend new, different and innovative ways in which the Government can support these students to succeed in school and in their transition to further study, training and employment. Read the review's Terms of Reference.
Public submissions process now open!
The review would like to hear of your experiences and feedback about education in regional, rural and remote contexts.
The submission process is open to all members of the public. In particular, we invite you to put forward fresh ideas for solutions and share information about innovative approaches that benefit regional, rural and remote students.
Emeritus Professor John Halsey has prepared a discussion paper on key educational challenges and issues that impact on the learning outcomes of students in regional, rural and remote communities. It also poses questions to stimulate ideas about how education outcomes for these students could be improved.
Submissions can be made via the online submission form until 5.00 PM AEST Tuesday 29th August 2017.
If you have any queries about the review please contact the Review Secretariat at IRRRRESecretariat@education.gov.au.
Building on the findings of the public submissions, Professor Halsey will lead face-to-face consultations during July and October 2017 with the breadth of organisations, institutions and people passionate about regional, rural and remote education. These will include representatives from the education community, families, employer groups and the philanthropic sector.
Public forums are commencing with a series of community forums to be held across Western Australia in August.
These forums are part of the public consultation process for Western Australians in regional, rural and remote areas to find out more about the review and to have a say about the challenges faced by students living in these areas. More importantly, the forums provide an opportunity to discuss new ideas and approaches that can help students in school and in their transition to further study, training and employment.
- Northam on Tuesday 22 August from 12:00-3:00pm
Address: Muresk Institute - 1 Muresk Rd, Northam WA 6401
- Kalgoorlie on Wednesday 23 August from 9:30am-12:30pm
Address: Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Western Australia - 3/58 Egan St, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
- Bunbury on Thursday 24 August from 1:30pm-4:30pm
Address: Department of Human Services - 7 Wellington St, Bunbury WA 6230
- Albany on Friday 25 August from 10:30am-12:30pm.
Address: Master Builders Western Australia, 30 Graham Street, Albany WA 6331
View the discussion paper to find out more about the review.
Please notify us of your attendance by emailing your RSVP to the Review Secretariat at IRRRRESecretariat@education.gov.au
The final report and recommendations will be provided to the Government by the end of 2017.