The ACT Government has a great opportunity this week to move to restore and
open heritage-cited schools at Flynn, Tharwa and Hall in response to new
information and community support, according to the Flynn Primary School
Parents and Citizens Association.
The ACT Government is expected to make its initial response to the findings
of the School Closure Inquiry later this week and Flynn P&C President Roger
Nicoll said that the community is hopeful that the Government will respond
favourably to new information.
Continue reading “Great reasons to restore heritage schools at Flynn, Tharwa and Hall”
Following the scathing findings of the School Closure Inquiry, the Flynn Primary School Parents and Citizens Association is calling on the Greens to stand up for communities in the upcoming sittings of the Assembly, by supporting the re-opening of Flynn, Hall, Tharwa and Cook schools. Continue reading “Flynn considers further action on school closures”
Tharwa, Flynn and Cook parents and citizen associations (P&Cs) today called on the Labor, Liberal and Green Members of the Legislative Assembly to support a motion to re-open Primary Schools in Tharwa, Hall, Flynn and Cook. Hall P&C also welcome moves to re-open schools. Continue reading “Joint Media Statement – Tharwa, Flynn and Cook Parents and Citizens.”
Save Our Schools today called on the ACT Minister for Education, Andrew Barr, to resign because he misused research evidence in his decisions to close schools.
SOS Convenor, Trevor Cobbold, said that the Legislative Assembly should pass a no confidence motion in the Minister if he fails to tender his resignation. Continue reading “ACT Education Minister Should Resign”
The Education Committee of the ACT Legislative Assembly has delivered a weak-kneed report on school closures. It has failed to deliver a better process for considering school closure proposals in the future. It has dashed the hopes and expectations of many for a better approach. Continue reading “School Closure Report Fails to Deliver”
Hall and district residents are delighted with the findings of the report on school closures by the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly this morning. Continue reading “Hall community welcomes inquiry report”
The Flynn community welcomed today’s Education Standing Committee recommendation to re-open Hall and Tharwa primary schools but said the recommendation in regard to Flynn has put a cloud over Flynn’s future. Continue reading “Inquiry cop-out leaves cloud over Flynn”
Closure of Mt Neighbour Primary School will mean the demise
of a school community that has for decades embraced its indigenous students,
their families and their culture.
Continue reading “Indigenous Students Will Be Disadvantaged by Mt. Neighbour PS Closure”
Schools and preschools in South Australia are currently facing the greatest potential threat of closure and amalgamation ever seen in that State’s history. Continue reading “School Closures Questioned in South Australia”
Convenor of Save Our Schools, Trevor Cobbold, delivered a
paper on school mergers and closures to a forum in Adelaide on 3 September 2009
sponsored by the South Australian Branch of the Australian Education Union. The
forum was titled “Education Works or Education Wilderness?”
The paper describes the background to the school closures
announced by the ACT Government in 2006 and discusses the key issues and
lessons arising from the campaign against school closures.
Continue reading “Looking Back at School Closure Issues in the ACT”