Jason Falinski has wished every local student ‘good luck for 2019’ as the first students head back to school Today.


The first day of class in 2019 for state school students in the Beaches is Tuesday. Non-government school students should check the first day date with their school.


Jason Falinski encouraged every student to make the most of their opportunity to get an education.


“A good education is an incredible gift and I encourage every student who gets that opportunity to seize it with both hands,” Jason Falinski said. “Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, to learn, to be curious, to be supported, and to enjoy school.

“I also encourage parents and carers to take an active role in their child’s education. Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher; we know that when a home environment encourages and supports learning, such as reading to your children every day, then kids do better at school.


“To support students and parents in the Beaches, the Morrison Government has developed the learning potential website and app at, where you can search a range of helpful topics, from healthy lunch ideas to information about learning computer coding.


“The Federal Government is doing its part by delivering record funding of $307.7 billion to all schools which means more teachers, more assistance and better facilities. Through our National School Reform Agreement we are ensuring the states and territories implement improvements that will deliver better outcomes for our children.”


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