Tweed parents whose children need a little extra help with schoolwork will now have access to free tutoring in 2021, thanks to a new $337 million Nationals in NSW Government investment, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.
“Schooling in the Tweed has suffered more COVID-19 disruption than other parts of the State because we have also had to cop the brunt of the Queensland Government’s unreasonably long border restrictions,” Mr Provest said.
“That is why the Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has dedicate almost 5500 additional staff to deliver small-group tuition at every NSW government school, as well as non-government schools with the most significant levels of need,” Mr Provest said.
Minister Mitchell said the program would not only support students, but provide employment for qualified teachers and university tutors who may be short on work.
“We have many enthusiastic young teachers starting their careers, and we also have experienced teachers who are now retired who can help support our students next year,” Ms Mitchell said.
People interested in taking part can register at teach.nsw.edu.au.
The Nationals in NSW Government have also announced they would fully fund community preschool fees throughout 2021, generating big savings for young Tweed families.