“Weird” golden teacher tools were removed from school shelves across the country, including one in Brisbane.
Key points:The teacher tool boxes have been available at schools since 2013But in 2018, Queensland Education Department said they were no longer sold and a new store was set up to sell them at local shopsA spokesperson for the Queensland Education department said the tool boxes are no longer available at the school level.
“Schools are now able to purchase the Golden Teacher Tool Box for use in classroom settings,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“These are now being sold at local retailers and in schools.”
Queensland Education Department spokesperson Catherine Green said there had been no changes to the Golden Teachers Tool Box program.
“The program continues to be administered in the best interests of all teachers and students, including the school community,” Ms Green said.
“While there has been no change to the program in terms of the sale of the Golden Toys, school districts can purchase the product for use at home or school.”
Schools will now be able to buy the product at local businesses.
“We are delighted that the new store will be able sell the Golden Toys to schools,” Ms Greens said.
The Queensland Education Minister, Catherine Green, said there has not been a change to use of the tool box program.
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