Latest Schooling Changes

Parent Intelligence is a place for parents to come to get the latest information and advice on topical issues that can help them better understand and support their child’s learning and development at school as well as fact sheets on big changes to schooling.

Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy Check

A six-member expert panel has been appointed by the Australian Government to progress the staged implementation of a Year 1 phonics screening check and the development of an early numeracy test.

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham confirmed that the panel of “highly regarded academic, health and education experts will … establish an implementation plan including an initial pilot to be scaled up to an early years’ skills check for all Australian students”.

The panel will consider the frequency, timing and core skills to be assessed prior to reporting to Federal, State and Territory Education Ministers by mid-2017.

Federal Education Minister’s media release | Read more

Expert Advisory Panel National Literacy and Numeracy Check (Year 1 check) | Read more

Senior Schooling Reforms

Year 12 students in 2020 will be the first to graduate under historic changes to Queensland’s senior schooling system. Learn what’s changing.