Tuesday 16 May
Friday 19 May is Walk Safely to School Day, with local schools arranging events to support students walking to school safely: www.walk.com.au.
Tuesday 9 May
Last week we again debated Safe Schools with government contributions pandering to community misinformation about what simply is an LGBTI focused anti-bullying resource that schools can opt to use. The federal government will cease funding the program and while the state government promised to develop a broader anti-bullying resource to replace it, it used the opportunity to attack the program.Read more
Tuesday 2 May
Art of Music Live at The Sydney Opera House on 4 May is a unique concert curated by Jenny Morris to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, with Neil Finn, Jon Stevens, Megan Washington, Imogen Clark and Jack Carty. The project uses music to heal, helping people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health needs, those living with Dementia, Stroke recovery and Down Syndrome. Details: www.artofmusic.com.au.
Tuesday 2 May
The Head On Photo Festival and Awards come to Paddington this year, with exhibitions and events from 5-28 May. I’m excited to be part of the launch at COFA and see the impressive photographic work this year. Details: www.headon.com.au.
Tuesday 2 May
The Minister for Education has announced Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) will design the new inner city high school, with a proposal on exhibition in May and the school to open in 2020. The community has run a strong and effective campaign to secure this much needed education facility and the next stage is to work to get the design right. Details HERE.
Friday 21 April 2017
The Woollahra History and Heritage Society will give tours and talks on the history of Strickland House at 52 Vaucluse Road on Sunday 30 April at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm as part of the Heritage Festival. Carrara, the house itself, is closed for renovations. Information: phone 9371 8373 or email@example.com. Heritage Festival details HERE.
Monday 20 March 2017
The YMCA Youth Parliament introduces young people to the NSW Parliament and it can create change, with residential camps in July and September including a Youth Sitting Week in Parliament where you develop and debate bills. Details HERE.
20 February 2017
While only dissenting committee members on the inner city schools parliamentary inquiry called on the government to reconsider building a new Ultimo school on the Fig and Wattle streets site, the final report recommended that the department use EPA soil remediation standards – not its own, which inflated cost estimates and gave the department a reason to withdraw from the site.
Other shortcomings in inner city public schools planning were identified with recommendations on how government should communicate and coordinate with councils, planning and Urban Growth to plan for demographic changes. The report is HERE.
22 November 2016
Information booths for the new Cleveland Street high school are on Tuesday 22 November 3:30-4:30pm at Darlinghurst Public School; Thursday 24 November 3:30-4:30pm at Crown Street Public School; Tuesday 29 November 3:30-4:30pm at
Bourke Street Public School and Thursday 15 December 5:30-7pm at Surry Hills Shopping Village. Information HERE.
(Question Without Notice, 17 November 2016, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
My question is directed to the Premier. Given that Deloitte, Jobs for NSW, Council for Economic Development Australia, and Information and Communications Technology educators have all stressed the importance to the State's economy of specifically skilling up students on digital technologies, when will the Government finally catch up with all other State and Territory governments and adopt the Federal Government's digital technologies curriculum?Read more