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TFFF supports initiatives that promote student engagement by providing strong, well supported learning environments through improved resources, including training and professional development of existing educators within these communities.


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grants approved
$89,450
average grant size
80%
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multi-year commitments

Alex Werner and Anthony Gronert immersing themselves in everything rural at Monto State High School. Photo credit Anthony Gronert.

Case Study

University of the Sunshine Coast – Rural and Remote Education Program

In 2014, TFFF made its second three year commitment towards the University of the Sunshine Coast’s (USC) Rural and Remote Education Program, approving a contribution of $75,000 per year.

Education students at USC are required to complete four school placements to support their workplace learning and experience. Recognising that the majority of Queensland state schools are in rural and regional areas, and that it is difficult to attract and retain new teaching staff in these areas, in 2010 USC created the Rural and Remote Education Program to address this gap.

The program provides students with opportunities to engage with rural, regional and remote communities while providing financial support for them to undertake teaching placements in these areas. This exposure is specifically designed to encourage and adequately prepare new graduates to take up teaching positions in rural, regional and remote Queensland once they graduate.

Since 2010, 232 USC Education students have completed a supported placement within the Program, with almost 50% of students completing this in their final year of study. Communities in which students have received placements include Blackbutt, Blackwater, Cairns, Charleville, Cooktown, Emerald, Monto, Mornington Island, Mt Isa, Pormpuraaw, Roma and Yarrabah. Since inception over 50 students have accepted employment in rural, regional or remote schools after graduating and have been located all over the state including Capella, Doomadgee, Goondiwindi, Kowanyama, Longreach, Lockhart River, Oakey, Pormpuraaw and Wondai.

Feedback from both participants and recipient schools has been overwhelmingly positive, and many participants speak of the transformative potential of the program.

“This rural placement has not only helped me to develop as a teacher, it has changed my perception of working in rural and remote towns, from something I wasn’t quite sure about, to something that I would be really excited to be a part of.” – Anthony Gronert, program participant

“We are happy to say that the four USC students who attended placement at Roma State College in term 4, 2015, with the assistance of Fairfax scholarships, have all been offered permanent jobs upon graduating. This opportunity is only because of the support and vision of your program.” – Mr Anthony Green, Principal, Roma State College


Education Initiatives Supported in 2014-2015

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Australian Children's Music Foundation

Indigenous & Isolated Regions Program, NT

Delivering regular, customised music programs for students in five schools across the Tiwi Islands.

Australian Children's Music Foundation

Indigenous & Isolated Regions Program, NT

Delivering regular, customised music programs for students in five schools across the Tiwi Islands.

Australian Children's Music Foundation

Indigenous & Isolated Regions Program, NT

Delivering regular, customised music programs for students in five schools across the Tiwi Islands.

Brisbane Writer's Festival

Read Around Gladstone

Engaging students, workplaces and families with a range of initiatives to improve individual, family and community literacy and promote a culture of reading.

Brisbane Writer's Festival

Read Around Gladstone

Engaging students, workplaces and families with a range of initiatives to improve individual, family and community literacy and promote a culture of reading.

Brisbane Writer's Festival

Read Around Gladstone

Engaging students, workplaces and families with a range of initiatives to improve individual, family and community literacy and promote a culture of reading.

Brisbane Writer's Festival

Read Around Gladstone

Engaging students, workplaces and families with a range of initiatives to improve individual, family and community literacy and promote a culture of reading.

Brisbane Writer's Festival

Read Around Gladstone

Engaging students, workplaces and families with a range of initiatives to improve individual, family and community literacy and promote a culture of reading.

Flipside Circus

The Human Pyramid Project

Supporting educational engagement, social cohesion and community resilience through the delivery of social circus programs for Indigenous young people attending schools in Baralaba, Eidsvold, Mt Morgan and Woorabinda.

Flipside Circus

The Human Pyramid Project

Supporting educational engagement, social cohesion and community resilience through the delivery of social circus programs for Indigenous young people attending schools in Baralaba, Eidsvold, Mt Morgan and Woorabinda.

Flipside Circus

The Human Pyramid Project

Supporting educational engagement, social cohesion and community resilience through the delivery of social circus programs for Indigenous young people attending schools in Baralaba, Eidsvold, Mt Morgan and Woorabinda.

Hear and Say

Expansion of Regional and Remote Programs

Extending Hear and Say’s services further into regional and remote areas through a mix of local services and telemedicine for Auditory Verbal Therapy and Audiology.

Hear and Say

Expansion of Regional and Remote Programs

Extending Hear and Say’s services further into regional and remote areas through a mix of local services and telemedicine for Auditory Verbal Therapy and Audiology.

Hear and Say

Expansion of Regional and Remote Programs

Extending Hear and Say’s services further into regional and remote areas through a mix of local services and telemedicine for Auditory Verbal Therapy and Audiology.

Hear and Say

Expansion of Regional and Remote Programs

Extending Hear and Say’s services further into regional and remote areas through a mix of local services and telemedicine for Auditory Verbal Therapy and Audiology.

Hear and Say

Expansion of Regional and Remote Programs

Extending Hear and Say’s services further into regional and remote areas through a mix of local services and telemedicine for Auditory Verbal Therapy and Audiology.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

SPARQ-ed Travelling Science Roadshow

A travelling roadshow for students and teachers in rural and remote Queensland designed to increase their interest in and exposure to the study of various fields of science.

University of the Sunshine Coast

Rural and Remote Education Project

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

Sports Challenge Australia

Maningrida/Homeland Schools Experiential Mentoring Program

To improve mental and physical health, as well as attendance, of students at the Maningrida College which includes 13 homelands schools.

Hear and Say

Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Hear and Say

Expansion of Regional and Remote Programs

Extending Hear and Say’s services further into regional and remote areas through a mix of local services and telemedicine for Auditory Verbal Therapy and Audiology.

Flipside Circus

The Human Pyramid Project

Supporting educational engagement, social cohesion and community resilience through the delivery of social circus programs for Indigenous young people attending schools in Baralaba, Eidsvold, Mt Morgan and Woorabinda.

Brisbane Writer's Festival

Read Around Gladstone

Engaging students, workplaces and families with a range of initiatives to improve individual, family and community literacy and promote a culture of reading.

Australian Children's Music Foundation

Indigenous & Isolated Regions Program, NT

Delivering regular, customised music programs for students in five schools across the Tiwi Islands.

Topology

Top Up Regional Music Education Program

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

Musica Viva

Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Australian Children's Music Foundation  - Indigenous & Isolated Regions Program, NT
$50,000 ($278,500 over 3 years)

Delivering regular, customised music programs for students in five schools across the Tiwi Islands.

Brisbane Writer's Festival  - Read Around Gladstone
$55,000 ($145,000 over 3 years)

Engaging students, workplaces and families with a range of initiatives to improve individual, family and community literacy and promote a culture of reading.

Flipside Circus  - The Human Pyramid Project
$106,000 ($297,000 over 3 years)

Supporting educational engagement, social cohesion and community resilience through the delivery of social circus programs for Indigenous young people attending schools in Baralaba, Eidsvold, Mt Morgan and Woorabinda.

Hear and Say  - Expansion of Regional and Remote Programs
$210,000 ($630,000 over 3 years)

Extending Hear and Say’s services further into regional and remote areas through a mix of local services and telemedicine for Auditory Verbal Therapy and Audiology.

Hear and Say  - Development and Delivery of Hear and Say Telemedicine services
$100,000 ($150,000 over 2 years)

To establish and maintain sustainable, affordable, quality audiology and auditory-verbal therapy services for families in rural, regional and remote locations throughout Queensland.

Musica Viva  - Regional and Remote Queensland and Northern Territory Tour
$114,000 ($351,000 over 3 years)

Towards delivery of Musica Viva’s core music education program to eight communities in regional and remote Queensland.

Sports Challenge Australia  - Maningrida/Homeland Schools Experiential Mentoring Program
$109,500 ($240,000 over 3 years)

To improve mental and physical health, as well as attendance, of students at the Maningrida College which includes 13 homelands schools.

Topology  - Top Up Regional Music Education Program
$55,000

To educate, inspire and empower young people and their communities in regional Queensland through access to music education and extension opportunities.

University of the Sunshine Coast  - Rural and Remote Education Project
$75,000 ($225,000 over 3 years)

Supporting pre-service teachers into school placements in rural and remote Queensland through a combination of orientation programs and financial support.

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute  - SPARQ-ed Travelling Science Roadshow
$20,000

A travelling roadshow for students and teachers in rural and remote Queensland designed to increase their interest in and exposure to the study of various fields of science.