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Going strong: University reaffirms ties with FlexiSchool

Two stalwarts of Darling Downs education have celebrated more than a decade of teamwork and are looking to the future.

The University of Southern Queensland has renewed its partnership with Toowoomba FlexiSchool, an initiative for marginalised young people through the Centenary Heights State High School.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie met with principal Maryanne Walsh and FlexiSchool head of campus Linda Bourke, and signed a new Memorandum of Understanding.

“The University of Southern Queensland and Toowoomba FlexiSchool share a common purpose: to support and empower a diverse range of students to engage and thrive through education,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“I look forward to continuing this great work together for many years to come.”

As part of the new agreement, University of Southern Queensland will continue to facilitate pathways to tertiary study for students; and provide training opportunities to FlexiSchool graduates, staff and volunteers.

The institutions also undertake research, studying FlexiSchool as a unique community-based alternative education initiative and ways to further assist disenfranchised and marginalised youth.

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie met with Centenary Heights State High School principal Maryanne Walsh.